Clear Creek Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Clear Creek Boat Ramp Map

Clear Creek Boat Ramp is located on Clear Creek Lake on the Cumberland Ranger District.

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An excellent spot for birding and fishing, Clear Creek Lake should be your first stop on a trip down Zilpo Road. A variety of wildlife, including rare birds, calls this location home year-round. Bluegill, catfish and bass stock the lake. Gas motors are not allowed on the lake, making the area ideal for travelers seeking quiet communion with nature. Clear Creek Lake area provides access to Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, as well as a small and tranquil campground. Like the rest of the byway, fall is a particularly good time to visit Clear Creek Lake, as it is a popular migration stop for ducks and geese. Located nearby are  Clear Creek Campground,  Clear Creek Shooting Range, and Clear Creek Picnic Area.   

Trails Nearby: 

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.

Stop Aquatic Hitchikers

Non-native plants and animals are invading our lakes and streams. These aquatic hitchhikers:

  • Ruin boat engines and jam equipment;
  • Harm game fish and native species;
  • Raise operating costs of water and power plants.

Learn how to stop the spread... 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Toilet available
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


From I-64, take exit 123 and go east on US 60. At Salt Lick, turn right onto KY 211. Follow 211 for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Clear Creek Road. After 1.9 miles, the boat ramp is on the right. 


Parking is available at the boating ramp. 

Recreation Map

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Water Activities

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Toilets Chemical toilet available
Boat ramp Clear Creek Lake