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Boat Gunnel Group

Daniel Boone National Forest

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Summary

Boat Gunnel Group Campground is situated in the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest on Cave Run Lake, offering a variety of outdoor activities including scenic foot trails, a boat ramp and beach, a picnic shelter, and a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. The surrounding Cumberland Plateau is characterized by steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs, and narrow ravines, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Overview

Boat Gunnel Group Campground is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest on Cave Run Lake. Widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities, Cave Run Lake is home to 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.

Recreation

Nearby Twin Knobs Campground offers a boat ramp and beach.

Scenic foot trails in the area include the Boat Gunnel Shoreline Trail, the Oak Ridge Trail and the Wildlife Trail.

Facilities

Boat Gunnel Group Campground offers a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers, picnic shelter, horseshoe pit and drinking water. The camping area accommodates large groups and is available by reservation only. The picnic shelter is equipped with a grill, serving table and electricity.

Natural Features

The Daniel Boone National Forest embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest lies within the Cumberland Plateau, where steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines characterize the land in this region.

Cave Run Lake is in the Cumberland District in the northernmost part of the forest. The lake is surrounded by the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky.

Nearby Attractions

The Morehead Office Visitor Center offers information about the Daniel Boone National Forest in addition to interpretive exhibits. A popular attraction within the Daniel Boone National Forest is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, which features more than 100 natural sandstone arches.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Twin Knobs
Daniel Boone National Forest
0.9mi
Zilpo - Daniel Boone Nat. For.
Daniel Boone National Forest
1.7mi
Cave Run Dam Tailwater
Cave Run Lake
2.2mi
Whittleton
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
24.4mi
Middle Fork
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
24.4mi
Primitive
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
24.4mi
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