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Tour Lakes – Cave Run

Cave Run Lake is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The lake was built in 1973 and covers 8,270 acres.

Engine power is un-restricted, but Bass have a protected slot – please visit the Kentucky Deptartment of Fish and Wildlife Resources for more information.

Parking permits are required and available from many local merchants – Parking Permits

The club normally uses the Warix ramp, but will launch from the Alfrey ramp if Warix is closed due to flooding.

Largemouth –12-15 protected slot
Smallmouth — 18″ minimum
Spotted Bass — club has a 10″ minimum

NOTE: The Forestry Service has special regulations for commercial and noncommercial group use. In some instances a permit may be required.
The following link to the Forestry Service explains the different uses and permits if required;

During tournaments, most members stay at the Twin Knobs Campground. Reservations are recomended as the campground fills up most weekends during the summer months.

Here is a link to where you can make reservations or get more information about Twin Knobs.

Another private campground located near the park has been used by some members when Twin Knobs fills up

Outpost Campground & RV Park

– Other Links –

Army Corp of Engineers – Cave Run Lake

Daily Lake Report

Other Internet Resources
Army Corp of Engineers – Facebook Louisville District
Huntington District – Ohio River Basin
USGS – Lake Levels
NWS – National Weather Service
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
KDFWR Fishing Forecast (PDF)