Muskie Bend Trail #1210

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This shoreline trail, located on Cumberland Ranger District, provides access to Cave Run Lake

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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.

You must comply with all regulations established by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources concerning fishing, boating and waterway safety laws. Licenses and regulation guides are available at most retail stores.

Trailhead: Muskie Bend Fishing Site

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only.
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 and go south on KY 801. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 1286/Muskie Bend Road. 


Parking is available at the Muskie Bend fishing site.



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