Area Status: Open
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.
Cave Run Lake area map 16x18 pdf)
At a Glance
Boat Ramps - Alfrey, Claylick, Poppin Rock, Longbow, Scott Creek, and Warix. The boat ramps are open all year except for Warix. (Warix closed December to April.) The use of most developed recreation areas around Cave Run Lake requires a fee. Visitors may purchase a pass at local vendors or at the Cumberland Ranger District office. A 50% discount is available with an Interagency Pass*. The discount may be obtained only when purchasing at a district office location. Only one annual pass may be purchased with pass discount.