Billy Branch Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Billy Branch Picnic Area Map

Billy Branch Picnic Area, located on Cumberland Ranger District, provides a scenic view of Cave Run Lake on Daniel Boone National Forest.

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.

Cave Run Lake area map

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This day-use area is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., early April through the end of October. See Recreation Schedule and Fees for exact dates.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: Early April - End of October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Morehead
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
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 for 7 miles. The picnic area is on the right.


Parking is available at the picnic area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Picnic tables Picnic tables and grills are at the picnic site.
Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Accessible Toilets are accessible.