Boat Gunnel Group Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Boat Gunnel Picnic Area Map

Open to groups of up to 50 people.

Boat Gunnel Picnic Area is located on the shores of Cave Run Lake on the Cumberland Ranger District of Daniel Boone National Forest, near Boat Gunnel Group Campground.

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 Cave Run Lake is widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake is also the home of Kentucky's state record muskie.This 8,270-acre lake is jointly operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Trails nearby:

Cave Run Lake area map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open to groups of up to 50 people.
Operational Hours: This day-use area is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mid May through mid October. View Recreation Schedule and Fees for exact dates.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables
Fees None
Open Season: Mid-May - Mid-October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Morehead
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Bath house with showers and flushable toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Thousand Trails
Information Center:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


Parking is available at the picnic area.


From I-64, take exit 133. Turn south onto KY 801. Go south 8 miles. The picnic ground is on the right.

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Picnic tables Picnic tables and grills are at the picnic area.