Boat Gunnel Shoreline Trail #1206

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Boat Gunnel Shoreline Trail #1206 connects the Boat Gunnel Picnic Area with Scott Creek Marina. It's located on the shoreline of Cave Run Lake on Cumberland Ranger District.

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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.

Trailhead: Boat Gunnel Group Campground

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.


From I-64, take exit 133. Turn south onto KY 801. Travel south 8 miles.


Parking is available at the Boat Gunnel Recreation Area.



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