Twin Knobs West Group Use Area

Area Status: Open

This group-use area is located in the Twin Knobs Recreation Area on Cave Run Lake. The area features a softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, picnic shelter with large grill, parking and RV dump station. The area also provides opportunities for hiking, fishing and swimming. It is located on Cumberland District.

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.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use only
Reservations: Reserve via
Fees: A camping fee is required. 
  • $95/day for night East Area (100 person capacity).
  • $115/day West Area. Does not include amphitheater (180 person capacity)
  • $70/night for Tent Area (60 person capacity).
Learn more at Recreation Passes and Permits‚Äč
Open Season: 2nd Friday in March - 1st Sunday in November
Restroom: Flush toilet and showers at bathhouse
Information Center: Cumberland Office Contact Information

General Information


From I-64 at exit 133, turn south onto KY 801. Travel 9 miles. Twin Knobs is on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

RV Camping

Reservation Info Some sites may be reserved, through or National Recreation Reservation Service: 1-877-444-6777 or 1-877-833-6777 for hearing impaired.  If you have additional questions please contact Thousand Trails at 606-780-7818.
Dump Stations Dump station at camp entrance.

Group Camping

Reservation Info Campsites may be reserved at National Recreation Reservation Service website or by calling 877-444-6777 (877-833-6777 for hearing impaired) or 606-780-7818.
Fire Information Fires must be contained in grills or stoves

Day Hiking

Group Picnicking

Group Shelter Yes

Boating - Motorized


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