Guest Author - Phyllis Doyle Burns
Vacations are a very important and enjoyable part of the American way of life. Most people prefer a vacation spot that is close to bodies of water -- for boating, fishing, hunting, camping or cabin rentals, swimming, jet skiing, canoes, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and shopping is a great part of vacations. At Cave Run Lake in eastern Kentucky all this and more can be found to please the whole family, or give a romantic couple a cherished memory.
There is nothing quite like sitting on the front porch of a cabin or by the campfire of a camp site at the end of a busy, fun day, and watching the sunset and a beautiful lake. Cave Run Lake even has a lodge and wedding chapel for a lovely, memorable wedding and honeymoon destination. The Woods and Lace Wedding Chapel, garden, and lodge are nestled in the Spring Hill section of Cave Run Lake, Big Woods Ky. It is a lovely setting located in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Horse back riding, mountain bike riding, and hiking are just three more options for those who like to get out in the wilderness and explore the wildlife. And as for fishing, the largest muskie ever caught in Kentucky came from Cave Run Lake. It weighed in at over forty-four pounds and 54 and a half inches long! That is one fine fish story. The lake also has bass, crappie, catfish, and trout -- so this is a fantastic lake for all you serious fishers. Check out your tackle kits, poles, and gear to get it all ready to go!
Cave Run Lake is located south of Morehead, Kentucky, USA along Kentucky Route 801. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the 8,270-acre reservoir to provide flood protection to the lower Licking River valley. The 148 ft, half-mile dam construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1973. Located in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the dam also supplies water to the area's communities, improves the Licking River's water flow conditions, and offers a habitat for various species of fish and wildlife.
There are numerous choices of cabin rentals, lodging, and campgrounds nearby. A list can be found at CaveRun.org, Lodging & Camping. Cave Run Marina has boat rentals, houseboat rentals, and pontoons available for rent. Check out their web site for more details at caverunmarinas.com. At Crash's Landing, Inc., Outfitters and Musky Guide Post you will get information on fishing at Cave run Lake, which includes fishing reports, weather and tips. Check them out on their web site -- and check out Cave Run Muskie Guide Service & Mountain Muskie Lodge at kymuskie.com. There is so much information on the web to help you plan a wonderful and well organized vacation.
Shopping, dining, and other attractions can be found in the historical city of Morehead nestled in the foothills of Daniel Boone National Forest. It is just a short drive from the lake. Art, Folk, and Music festivals are held in Morehead. Check with the Morehead Tourism Commission or City Of Morehead web sites for information.
The scenic beauty of the areas around Cave Run Lake are astounding -- so, do not forget that camera.
You can call the US Forest service with any questions you may have regarding hunting, camping, hiking, and all other outdoor activities and safety regulations. US Forest Service 606-784-6428