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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. 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 steepforested 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. Recreation: 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. Facilities: 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. Nearby Attractions: The Morehead Office Visitor Center offers information about the Daniel Boone National Forest in addition to interpretive exhibits. A popular attraction withinthe Daniel Boone National Forest is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, which features more than 100 natural sandstone arches. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Boating Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Water Sports: Jet Skiing Wildlife Viewing Day Use Area: Amphitheater Swimming Site
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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
38.095 N
-83.517 W
Get Directions
Coming from Lexington, Kentucky, on I-64, take exit 133. Turnright at the top of the exit ramp to proceed south on KY-801.Proceed 8.4 miles on 801. The campground entrance is on theright.
11 Reviews of Twin Knobs Campground
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.

Secluded, clean and a great lake

You camp on rock sites so it drains great if it rains. The sites are kinda secluded from one another by tree and bush lines. Restrooms are clean and nice enough but water is heated by solar power. No playground on the twin knobs side of the lake. There is a camp store, beach and boat ramp.

Twin Knobs Campground

Twin Knobs Campground

We stayed in the F loop on site F22 primitive camping. It had a short path to the lake, easy access for shore swimming or fishing. Great for kids and adults. Bathhouse was close and had private bathrooms/ showers.

We rented a pontoon boat from Scott's Creek Marina about 5 minutes away and had a great day on the lake. Be sure to stop into the Cave Run Bait Shop and ask them about Jiggin the Bondy.

Clean sites, clean bathrooms, firepits with grill attached, walking trails close to the water, good tree coverage around the sites

Large sites

national forest campground with some full hookups, some water/electric and standard sites-double sites available as well. Easy access off Rt 64. Beach and boat launch are short drive.

Clean and Family Friendly

Good to stay for a relaxing weekend with you're family. Nice spots by the lake and includes and beach area with a little store for any last minute supplies you may have forgotten.

Wooded sites

We have stayed at Twin Knobs for several years. It has wooded lots that give you a feeling of privacy. The only problem that we encountered last May was that someone's dog had pooped everywhere on the grass on the site that we were on. So you couldn't get off the gravel. The site was surrounded by poison ivy so we had to watch very closely. The site was pretty level, we took a few wooden blocks for leveling help. Our current camper is 36 ft with slides and awning and it fit on the sites very well. We have been there with a 45 ft Fifthwheel and still had room. The bath house was well maintained and clean. There are plenty of trails to walk and explore. Some of the trails meander along the lake and make for a great sunrise walk. The hosts stick to the rule that only allow so many at a campsite unlike state parks that get a bit crowded and loud. The campground was full when we were there, but it doesn't seem overcrowded or too busy. There is a company that sets up on weekends at the boat ramp that have kayaks to rent.

Nice site

Nice place nestled in the trees close to the water. Can't easily access the water though, and wish you didn't have to set up on a gravel pad.