Zilpo National Forest Scenic Byway

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Zilpo National Forest Scenic Byway is a gently curving eleven-mile road with a travel time of approximately 20 minutes each way. The route winds through an eastern hardwood forest which provides opportunities to glimpse wildlife and view Cave Run Lake. It is located on Cumberland Ranger District.

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Cave Run Lake map

The byway begins on Forest Road 129 at Clear Creek Lake and ends at Zilpo Campground. To access the byway exit US Highway 60 in Salt Lick, take KY 211 south approximately 4 miles to Forest Service Road 129, on your left. Clear Creek Lake, in approximately 1 mile, is stop #1.

Points of interest along the route include Clear Creek Lake, Clear Creek Iron Furnace, Tater Knob Fire Tower, Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area and Cave Run Lake. You may print this page to take with you for additional information as you drive the byway.

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At a Glance

Fees None
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Morehead
Water: Drinking water is available at Clear Creek Recreation Area and Zilpo.
Restroom: A restroom is available at Clear Creek Recreation Area and Zilpo.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


From US 60, take KY 211 through Salt Lick to Forest Service Road 129. 

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