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TWIN KNOBS CAMPGROUND, KY

part ofDaniel Boone National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TWIN KNOBS CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Mar 19 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nestled on the shores of Cave Run Lake, this camp is part of the larger Twin Knobs Recreation Area. There are more than 200 sites spread out over 10 loops under a dense forest of mixed conifer and deciduous trees.

The recreation area includes two reservable group picnic areas. Group camping is also available.

Natural Features:

The Daniel Boone National Forest embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest lies within the Cumberland Plateau, where steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines characterize the land in this region.

Cave Run Lake is in the Cumberland District in the northernmost part of the forest. The lake is surrounded by the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky.

Recreation:

Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits.

There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing.

Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.

Facilities:

There is a variety of different camp sites that include paved spurs that can accommodate any size RV, picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Some sites have electric hookups.

Facilities include bathhouses with showers, drinking water and flush toilets. The bathhouses and some picnic areas are accessible.

Nearby Attractions:

The Morehead Office Visitor Center offers information about the Daniel Boone National Forest in addition to interpretive exhibits. A popular attraction within the Daniel Boone National Forest is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, which features more than 100 natural sandstone arches.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Entrance Station
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Showers
  • Softball Fields
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vending Machines
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • A fee of $8 for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • Click here for more information about Daniel Boone National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.09472, -83.51694
38°5'41"N, 83°31'1"W

Coming from Lexington, Kentucky, on I-64, take exit 133. Turn right at the top of the exit ramp to proceed south on KY-801. Proceed 8.4 miles on 801. The campground entrance is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TWIN KNOBS CAMPGROUND
5195 KY HWY 801 SOUTH
MOREHEAD  KY  40351

Phone Number:

Project Office: (606)784-8816
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