As the northernmost district of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Cumberland Ranger District includes the scenic Cave Run Lake and Red River Gorge Geological Area. Whether looking for outdoor adventure or a quiet place to relax, this district provides visitors plenty of options.
Cave Run Lake offers 8,270 acres of water surface for boating, fishing and other water sport activities. Other recreation facilities around the lake include campgrounds, swimming beaches, picnic areas, trails and historic sites.
The Red River Gorge is a primary recreation destination for hiking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, hunting, fishing and sightseeing.
The Cumberland Ranger District includes nearly 183,000 acres of national forest lands spread across several eastern Kentucky counties.
The London Ranger District provides some of Kentucky's best outdoor recreation opportunities. Laurel River Lake is among favorite attractions.
Visitors enjoy trails, campgrounds and picnic areas in a scenic forest setting. Two state-designated Kentucky Wild Rivers - the Cumberland River and Rockcastle River - flow through the area below rugged, cliff-lined slopes.
The Stearns Ranger District encompasses more than 171,000 acres of national forest land in four counties of southeastern Kentucky. Much of the district lies within the Big South Fork region of the Cumberland River, located in the remote foothills of the Jellico Mountains. Steeply-sloped ridges and narrow ravines characterize the land. The terrain is rugged but scenic.
Visitors will enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Dense hardwood forest, cascading waterfalls and towering sandstone cliffs are some of the area’s best natural attractions.
Two Kentucky Wild Rivers (Rock Creek and Cumberland River) and two candidates for National Wild and Scenic River designation (Marsh Creek and Rock Creek) occur in the area. The district surrounds the northern portion of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Three campgrounds, three picnic areas and more than 120 miles of trails provide for multiple outdoor activities.