Claylick Boat-in Campground

Area Status: Open
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Claylick Boat In Campground Map

Claylick Boat-in Campground, located on Cumberland Ranger District, has 13 primitive campsites on Cave Run Lake. The campground must be entered by boat or by walking in from the nearby Claylick Boat Ramp parking lot. The walk is approximately 1/2-mile. Boat moorings are available at the campground for those who boat in. If you park at Claylick Boat Ramp and walk in, you will need to purchase a pass to display in your vehicle. The campground is a U.S. Fee area, and visitors pay on site.

The campground is located on the Cumberland Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest. Cave Run Lake is widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake is also the home of Kentucky's state record muskie.This 8,270-acre lake is jointly operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. 

You must comply with all regulations established by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources concerning fishing, boating and waterway safety laws. Licenses and regulation guides are available at most retail stores.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A fee is required to use this campground.  Visitors may pay onsite. Recreation Schedule and Fees
Open Season: Mid-April - End of October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


From I-64, take exit 133 and go south on KY 801. In 13.7 miles, 801 merges directly onto KY 1274. After another 1.9 miles, turn right onto Forest Service Road 968 (Claylick Road). A vehicle parking area is located on the left. The Claylick Boat Ramp is located at the end of the road. 

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Campground Camping

This is a boat-in campground.
Sleeping ShelterNone
Reservation InfoSites are not reservable.
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.


Boat ramp The nearest boat launch is Claylick Boat Ramp.
Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Accessible The toilets are accessible.
Picnic tables Picnic tables are at the campsites.
Tent camping Tent pads and lantern posts are available at each site.
Drinking water Potable water is available.