Zilpo National Forest Scenic Byway

Area Status: Open

Zilpo National Forest Scenic Byway is a gently curving eleven-mile road with a travel time of approximately 20 minutes each way. The route winds through an eastern hardwood forest which provides opportunities to glimpse wildlife and view Cave Run Lake. It is located on Cumberland District.

The byway begins on Forest Road 129 at Clear Creek Lake and ends at Zilpo Campground. To access the byway exit US Highway 60 in Salt Lick, take KY 211 south approximately 4 miles to Forest Service Road 129, on your left. Clear Creek Lake, in approximately 1 mile, is stop #1.

At a Glance

Water: Drinking water is available at Clear Creek Recreation Area and Zilpo.
Restroom: A restroom is available at Clear Creek Recreation Area and Zilpo.
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General Information


From US 60, take KY 211 through Salt Lick to Forest Service Road 129. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Scenery

Scenic Driving

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
11 miles one way

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