Leatherwood Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Leatherwood Boat Ramp

Leatherwood Boat Ramp is located on Cave Run Lake, on the Cumberland Ranger District.

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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.

Photos:  Dock   Parking Area

Leatherwood Boat Ramp Map

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
Closest Towns: Morehead
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 133 and go south on KY 801. Turn right onto US 60. At Salt Lick, turn left onto KY 211. Stay on 211 for several miles until you see Clear Creek Road/Leatherwood Road (Forest Service Road 129) on the left. Continue on 129. Turn right onto 129D to the boat ramp. 


Parking is available at the boat ramp.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Water Activities

Hide detail HIDE

Boating - Motorized


Toilets Toilet is available.
Boat ramp Suitable for any light recreational boat.