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“Good beach, good boating, fishing below average”
Review of Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Lake
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Morehead
Certificate of Excellence
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Good beach, good boating, fishing below average”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Twin Knobs Beach is the best beach at this lake. Zilpo Beach is too rocky and it's too far off the beaten path. This is a good lake for boating. Fishing is below average...my husband refers to it as the dead sea. He fishes for bass and crappie. It's a beautiful lake with mountain views, camp grounds and very little development. Deer's, turkey's, squirrel, bald eagles, geese frequent the area.

Visited June 2013
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Morehead, KY
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nature At It's Finest”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This lake is the cleanest in the State of Kentucky and is a pristine natural wonderland. No buildings allowed on the lakeshore so you have a view of the mountains, woodland without looking at multiple houses, businesses, etc. The Muskie capital of the South and also home to the Great American Bald Eagle. We saw 2 eagles yesterday from our kayaks with fish in their claws going to feed their babies. Unbelievable day on the water.

Visited May 2013
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Midland, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“has it all!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Beautiful lake!! Very large, big enough for any boat yet never overcrowded, so you could even go canoeing on a weekend-just stay closer to shore. The surroundings are nice too-nice beach and great hiking/mountain bike trails.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Breath-taking”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The water was amazingly clear during my trip there. I came to Kentucky to spend time with some relatives, and they took me sight seeing. I was absolutely amazed by the surroundings, the fish, the calmness of the water. We arrived late in the day, pretty much everyone had left, and it was just amazing. I absolutely recommend this as somewhere to take everybody.

Visited August 2012
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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We have been enjoying Cave Run Lake for over 30 years. The walking paths are an excellent way to take in the stunning beauty this lake has to offer. There is such much to do boating, swimming, water sports, eagle watching, fishing, picnicing, and one of our favorites camping.

Visited October 2012
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