Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Twin Knobs Campground

Nestled on the shores of Cave Run Lake, this camp is part of the larger Twin Knobs Recreation Area. There are more than 200 sites spread out over 10 loops under a dense forest of mixed conifer and deciduous trees.

The recreation area includes two reservable group picnic areas. Group camping is also available.


Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits.

There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing.

Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.


There is a variety of different camp sites that include paved spurs that can accommodate any size RV, picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Some sites have electric hookups.

Facilities include bathhouses with showers, drinking water and flush toilets. The bathhouses and some picnic areas are accessible.

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

Fee Info
Passes; and Golden Age and Golden Access Passports. This discount does not apply to Double Sites, Group Sites or additional fees for electricity.
$25.00 - $115.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Twin Knobs Campground is located in Kentucky
38.0947 N
-83.5169 W
Get Directions
Coming 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.
17 Reviews of Twin Knobs Campground


Great RV site by the lake

Awesome RV spot. Lots of the sites don’t have power.

Great spot

Busy but nicely kept and spots are not right on top of each other. Great access to cave run lake in various places.

Twin knobs

Peaceful and beautiful

Beautiful and Clean

We stayed June 5th through June 9th and it rained every day, a lot.  Our campsite (A-30) drained the rain off really well.  The staff are constantly working to keep everything clean and repaired.  We had two campers on the site lined up on one side.  One is a 22 ft. and the other a 37 ft.  We had plenty of room on the campsite.  We ended up putting up 4 popups because of the rain.  The site is level and graveled.  This is one of the most popular sites and we booked it 6 months in advance.  I wish they had more electric loops as more people are camping in a camper of some sort.  We had a lot of kids, so we ended up running out of water.  I had to carry water from about 500 or 600 ft away.  They also need more water hookups.  I know, I'm a glamper.  Still love this place and will continue to stay every chance I get.

Such a great stop

We stayed at this campground one night on our drive from the east to west coast. This campground and area is beautiful and we lived our stay! It was mid-May and we had no neighbors in our primitive site. We were walking distance to the lake and the views were lovely. This was one of the best campsite we found on our whole trip.

Beautiful in the fall

I have camped here in the spring and summer. This was my first trip in fall. The weather was wet and cold, but it couldn’t take away from the experience. The campsite that I was on was a double.(A30). It has electric, no water or sewage on the spot. We had 2 campers on the site with plenty of room. One is 37 ft and the other is 24 ft. There was plenty of downed trees to cut up. You should bring a bow saw. We also brought some wood. We were close to the water and trails. All of the teens that were with us had a ball(hiking, biking, basketball, and fishing). Sites are all clean and level and the bathrooms are clean.

This campground is so awesome. Large private campsites, beautiful lake.

Plenty to do. Hiking trails, horseback trails, beautiful fishing & boating lake. Large private sites. Hot showers , spotless restroom. You will love it. Come for a visit .red river gorge near by, Carter caves. Lots to do & see restaurants near by

Great private place

We actually camped at Boat Gunnel which is a part of Twin Knobs Campground. We love this campground because it is a private area with 4 RV hookups and approximately 10 tent sites. You rent the entire place for $125 or $130 a night. It is close to the water. We left our boats down on the bank. You have a "private" restroom and shower house. Occasionally you will get a hiker or someone coming through the trails that will use it. The only reason that it didn't score perfect is that the showers need some attention. There was mud along side the blacktop path that led down to the fire pit that was full of mosquito larvae and smelled. Easy fix, but had to keep the kids and dogs away from it constantly. My sister took a nasty fall on the trail down to the waters edge and that would be an easy fix to make that trail a little smoother. I know we are camping, but with the price, it is actually glamping. We like this place because it is easy for my aging parents to come down and visit. Great, large shelter also.

no water hookup?

lovely site, totally private, on the lake, but really inconvenient if you want water hookup.