Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Lake

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lake_name = Cave Run Lake
image_lake = Cave Run Lake Dam (1500905223).jpg
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Cave Run Lake, located south of Morehead, Kentucky, USA along Kentucky Route 801, is an convert|8270|acre|km2|0|sing=on, artificial lake built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 148 ft (45 m), half-mile (800 m) dam (and outlet works) construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1973. Cave Run Lake is in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest.cite book |editor=Kleber, John E. |others=Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter |title="The Kentucky Encyclopedia" |year=1992 |publisher=The University Press of Kentucky |location=Lexington, Kentucky |isbn=0813117720 |chapter=Lakes] Cave Run Lake provides flood protection to the lower Licking River valley, supplies water to the area's communities, improves the Licking River's water flow conditions, and offers a habitat for various species of fish and wildlife.


The largest muskie ever taken in Kentucky (44.38 lb. (19.75 kg)) was caught in Cave Run Lake. [cite web |url= |title= Kentucky State Record Fish List |publisher=Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources |date=2006-04-17 |accessdate=2007-02-17]

The lake also provides various other recreational activities (swimming, boating, jet skiing, camping, hiking, etc.)


External links

* [ USDA Forest Service - Daniel Boone National Forest - Cave Run Lake]
* [ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Cave Run Lake]
* [ Cave Run Lake Information]

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