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Cave Run Lake
      Cave Run Lake is located within the scenic Eastern Highlands Region of Kentucky and is almost completely surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forrest. The US Army Corps of Engineers built the earth and rock-fill dam and outlet works starting construction in 1965 and completed in 1973. The dam has a maximum height of 148 feet and is about one half mile in legnth. The dam in near the small community of Farmers, Kentucky about 10 miles west of Morehead and 60 miles east of Lexington. The lake has an 8,270 acre surface area and is about 48 miles long during the summer months. The Lake was built for flood control along the Licking River Basin (826 square miles) and serves as a unit of the Ohio River Flood protection plan. The lake also provides a drinking water supply for the surrounding counties.
     Cave Run Lake provides great fishing opportunities. The lake supports plentiful crappie, bluegill, catfish, and largemouth bass. The lake is also known as Kentucky's premiere Musky lake. The current Kentucky state record Muskie came from Cave Run Lake. Spring and Fall are the prime time to catch a lunker Muskie although some are caught in the warmer months. The lake also has several areas of submerged timber providing excellent fishing cover.
     The lake and surrounding recreational areas are managed by the Cumberland District of the US Forrest Service while the US Army Corps of Engineeers operate and maintain the dam and three day-use recreational areas adjacent to the dam. Visitors to the will be required to purchase a pass to use certain Forrest Service boat launch parking areas and ramps. The passes can be purchased at the US Forrest Service Visitor Center on Kentucky Highway 801 South and from many commercial vendors in the lake area.