Paragon Dispersed Camping Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Paragon Road Update

Paragon is a primitive camping area with 10 designated campsites, some with lantern posts and fire rings. 

Chemical toilets and trash pickup available mid-April through November.

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The campground is located on the Cumberland Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest. Cave Run Lake is widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake is also the home of Kentucky's state record muskie.This 8,270-acre lake is jointly operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Nearby facilities: Poppin Rock Boat Ramp

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open all year. Chemical toilets and trash pickup available mid-April through November.
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Restrictions: Pack out your trash when pickup is not available. Make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving.
Closest Towns: Morehead, KY
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 137 (KY 32) toward Morehead. Turn right on US 60. In less than one mile, turn left onto KY 519. Continue to follow KY-519 south for several miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 947. The campground is on the right. 


Parking is available at the campground. 

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Toilets Chemical toilet available