Boat Gunnel Group Campground

Area Status: Open

Boat Gunnel Group Campground is located on Cave Run Lake on the Cumberland District. This campground features 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.

Cave Run Lake is nestled among the beautiful mountains of eastern Kentucky. Built for flood protection 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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At a Glance

Reservations: Campsites may be reserved at or by 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. $130/night (100 person capacity) Recreation Permits and Passes
Open Season: First Friday in March - First Sunday in November
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Bathhouse with flush toilets and showers.
Information Center: Cumberland Office Contact Information

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


RV Camping

Group Camping


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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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