Boat Gunnel Group Campground offers a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers, picnic shelter, horseshoe pit and drinking water. The camping area accommodates large groups and is available by reservation only. The picnic shelter is equipped with a grill, serving table and electricity.
Due to Covid-19 all double sites and group use areas will be at a max of 10 people till further notice per Governor's mandate. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The rental and delivery of RVs, campers, boats and other recreation equipment on National Forest Lands requires a special use permit from the US Forest Service. For information, please call . Jeff Lewis, 606-784-6428 EXT 101.
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.
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.
Nearby Twin Knobs Campground offers a boat ramp and beach.
Scenic foot trails in the area include the Boat Gunnel Shoreline Trail, the Oak Ridge Trail and the Wildlife Trail.
5195 KY HWY 801 SOUTH MOREHEAD KY 40351
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.