Cawood Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours:  Day use area only - open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Parking
Fees None
Open Season: Early April - End of October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Manchester
Water: Nonpotable
Restroom: Accessible Chemical Toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:
Redbird Ranger District
91 Peabody Road
Big Creek, KY 40914

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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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.