Boat Gunnel Group Campground

Area Status: Open
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Boat Gunnel Group Campground Map

Open to groups of up to 10 people.

Boat Gunnel Group Campground on Cave Run Lake has a bathhouse, picnic shelter and horseshoe pit. The camping area accommodates groups by reservation only. The picnic shelter is equipped with a grill, serving table and electricity.

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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. 

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Cave Run Lake area map

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

Current Conditions: Open to groups of up to 10 people.
Operational Hours: Open the middle of March through the beginning of November. View Recreation Schedule and Fees for exact date.
Reservations: Campsites may be reserved by visiting the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) website or calling toll free at 1-877-444-6777 (1-877-833-6777 for the hearing impaired) or 606-780-7818.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A fee is required to use this campground.
Open Season: Mid-May - Mid-October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Morehead
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: The bathhouse has flush toilets and showers.
Operated By: Concessionaire - Thousand Trails
Information Center:
For Reservation/Camping Information:
Thousand Trails
5195 KY 801 S.
Morehead, KY 40351
For General Information:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


From I-64, take exit 133. Turn south onto KY 801. Go south 8 miles. Boat Gunnel is on the right.


The restroom facilities, bathhouse, picnic shelter and picnic tables meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities. 


Parking is available at the campground.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Picnic tables All picnic tables are accessible.
Drinking water Drinking water is available.
Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Tent camping
Accessible The restroom facilities, bathhouse, picnic shelter and picnic tables meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Camping trailer RV hookups at 3 campsites