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Boat Gunnel Group Campground

3 Reviews

About This Campground

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.…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

3 Reviews of Boat Gunnel Group Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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K
Reviewed May. 2, 2018

Best private area

We end up camping here at least once a year. It is just a short walk over the hill to the lake where we keep our boats tied up to the bank. It is located behind Scott Creek Marina. You will get the occasional hikers coming through the campground as there is a trail that runs through it. It is as…

Month of VisitJuly
Daniel S.
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2017

Beautiful here

This campground is wonderful. The sites are spacious and spaced out. After a week and a half of wonderful weather in kentucky we actually got rain while we were camping here. The area is absolutely beautiful and we would have been bummed had we not had the hot shower here.

After spending over a…

Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Boat Gunnel Group Campground is located in Kentucky

Directions

From Lexington, Kentucky, on I-64, take exit 133. Turn right at the top of the exit ramp to proceed south on KY-801. Proceed 8.4 miles on 801. The campground entrance is on the right.

Coordinates

38.09927272 N
83.50234755 W

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About This Campground

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.

ADA Access: N

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