Twin Knobs Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
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Twin Knobs Bath House

Twin Knobs is a 700-acre campground that provides outdoor recreation with lots of amenities. Nearly 200 campsites are developed to accommodate RVs and tent camping. Twin Knobs is located at Cave Run Lake on Cumberland Ranger District. 

The campground facilities include bath houses with showers and flush toilets; three group-use areas; scenic foot trails with overlooks; and nearby boat ramps with vehicle and boat trailer parking. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball goals and horseshoe pits. A sandy beach with a roped swimming area offers visitors a spectacular view of the lake. Boats are allowed outside of the swimming area.

3 Group Use Areas: East (capacity up to 100 persons), West (capacity up to 180 persons), and Tent Area (capacity up to 60 persons)

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Nearby Trails:  

Cave Run Lake area map

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The beach is open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m.  Campground checkout time is 1:00 p.m.
Reservations: The amphitheater, campsites and group-use areas may be reserved at National Recreation Reservation Service website or by calling 877-444-6777 (877-833-6777 for hearing impaired). Reservations must be made 10 days in advance. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A camping fee is required. Please pay at the entrance station. 
Open Season: Mid-March - End of October
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Morehead
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Flush toilets, showers at bathhouse
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


From I-64, take Exit 133 and go south on KY 801. The campground is 9 miles on the right.


The bathhouse and some picnic shelters are accessible. 


Parking is available at the campsites, amphitheater, bathhouse and picnic area. 

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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Fire Information Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.
No. of Sites 199 campsites
Reservation Info
Sleeping ShelterNone

RV Camping

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Dump station is located at the campground entrance. 

Group Camping

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Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at the campsites, picnic shelters and group-use areas.
Drinking water Drinking water is available from faucets in the campground.
Toilets Flush toilets and showers are available.
Boat ramp The concrete boat ramp is suitable for lauching recreational lake boats.
Tent camping Tent camping is available at the campground and group area.
Accessible The bathhouse and picnic shelters are accessible.
Camping trailer Sites can accommodate large RVs. The campground has electrical hook-ups on 141 sites.