Cave Run Lake


Louisville District
Published Jan. 10, 2024

Welcome to Cave Run Lake!

150 Kentucky Hwy 826
Morehead, KY 40351
Telephone: (606) 784-9709             Fax (606) 784-2400
Office hours: M-F, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (may vary, call ahead)

The 8,270 acre Cave Run Lake is most widely known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, excellent fishing and scenic beauty. However, the lake project was constructed primarily for the purpose of reducing flood damage. The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains the dam and three day-use recreation areas near the dam. The remaining recreation areas are under the jurisdiction of the Cumberland District of the U.S. Forest Service.