Temporary closures on Cave Run Lake due to heavy rain

Current Conditions In the Cave Run Lake Area of the Cumberland Ranger District as of 02/26/2019 at 5:00 PM: Heavy rains in recent weeks have caused Cave Run Lake to rise to 754 feet, 24 feet above the normal summer pool elevation and 30 feet above the normal winter pool elevation. Boaters looking to launch should utilize Scotts Creek or Alfrey Boat ramps. Stoney Cove is accessible, but boats must enter through the exit drive and backing is more difficult at this location. All other boat ramps accessing Cave Run Lake are closed.

The White Sulphur Horse campground remains open, but trail conditions are very wet and riding is not advised until the region receives a couple of more warm and dry days; riding in muddy conditions may cause trail damage. The Caney Loop trail is inundated by flood waters and not rideable.

White Sulphur ATV Trails and all other campgrounds are closed as part of the normal winter closure.

On Hwy 801 across from the Lakeview Vista, a landslide has resulted in the closure and one-way control of traffic. Drivers should approach this area with caution.

This information will be updated as flood waters recede and conditions change. The Cumberland Ranger Station is open from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday and may be reached at 606-784-6428 to answer questions and provide information on area recreation resources.





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