Cawood Picnic Area

Area Status: Closed

Cawood Picnic Area

Cawood Picnic Area is located along a creek shaded by large hemlock trees. The site amenities include grills, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and toilet facilities. This area once served as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the 1930s. It is located on the Redbird District

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for winter. Reopens spring 2023.
Operational Hours:  Day use area only - open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Parking
Open Season: April through October
Restroom: Accessible Chemical Toilets
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General Information


Located approximately 3 miles north of the junction of KY 221 with US 421 in Leslie County, just north of the Harlan County line.


The vault toilets are accessible, as well as some of the picnic tables.  


Parking is available at the picnic area.

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The capacity of this site is 100.

No. of Sites 12
Difficulty Level: Easy


Picnic tables: Picnic tables and pedestal grills
Parking: Parking is available at the site
Accessible: The toilet and some of the picnic tables are accessible.

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