Claylick Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Claylick Boat Ramp Map

Claylick Boat Ramp is located on Cave Run Lake on the Cumberland Ranger District.

Cave Run Lake is nestled among the beautiful mountains of eastern Kentucky. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this 8,270 lake provides flood protection to the lower Licking River valley and supplies water to area communities, improves water flow conditions on the Licking River, and offers habitat for many species of fish and wildlife. The lake is known for its excellent muskie fishing.

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Nearby Facilities: Claylick Boat-in Campground

Claylick Boat-in Campground has 13 primitive campsites, and must be entered by boat or by walking in from the nearby Claylick Boat Ramp parking lot. Boat moorings are available at the campground for those who boat in.

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.

Stop Aquatic Hitchikers

Non-native plants and animals are invading our lakes and streams. These aquatic hitchhikers:

  • Ruin boat engines and jam equipment;
  • Harm game fish and native species;
  • Raise operating costs of water and power plants.

Learn how to stop the spread... 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Toilets
Fees A fee pass is required to use this boat ramp. 
Open Season: Open All Year
Closest Towns: Morehead
Restroom: Vault toilets are available.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


Restrooms are accessible.  


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). The boat ramp is located at the end of the road. 


A vehicle parking area is located on the left before the boat ramp. 

Recreation Map

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Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Boat ramp Suitable for any light recreational boat.
Accessible Restrooms are accessible.