Clear Creek Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Vault Toilets at Clear Creek Picnic Area

Clear Creek Picnic Area, located on Cumberland Ranger District, is near Clear Creek Lake, Clear Creek Campground, Clear Creek Boat Ramp, Clear Creek Iron Furnace and Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area.

A landslide that has slowly been slipping over time has gotten larger and much worse and caused the temporary closure of a popular hiking trail above Clear Creek Picnic Area. Users may avoid walking on County Road 129 by using the trail that parallels the road for a short distance before crossing into the campground. Please do not enter the slide area, as the slope is unstable and there are many weakened trees. Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to the Cumberland Ranger Station at 606-784-6428.

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Clear Creek Iron Furnace is a historic landmark dating back to the early 1800s. An interpretive sign at the furnace explains how the furnace was used in the region's early development.

Clear Creek Picnic Area Map

Trails Nearby:

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: This day-use area is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open from the middle of April through the beginning of November. See Recreation Schedule or call office for exact dates.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: Mid-April - Mid-October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Morehead
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Toilets are available.
Information Center:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


From US 60 at exit 123, take KY 211 south from Salt Lick for 4 miles. Turn left (east) on Forest Road 129 for 2 miles to Clear Creek Picnic Area.


Parking is available at the picnic area.

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables Picnic tables are at each picnic site.
Interpretive Site Clear Creek Iron Furnace is nearby.
Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Accessible Toilets are accessible.