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Zilpo Road is a National Forest Scenic Byway in the forested hills of eastern Kentucky, United States. The nine mile byway starts south of Morehead, Kentucky and can be accessed by U.S. Highway 60. The byway travels through the Daniel Boone National Forest and ends on the western shore of Cave Run Lake at the Zilpo Recreation Area. It follows FSR 918, which is a two lane paved road suitable for all motor vehicles and is usually open throughout the year.

Cave Run Lake is one of the main attractions of this byway. It is a 7,390-acre lake constructed on the Licking River by the Army Corps of Engineers. The lake provides excellent fishing and boating opportunities.

The Zilpo Recreation Area is a 355-acre park offering 172 wooded campsites, some with hookups. Facilities include restrooms with showers, a boat ramp, swimming beach, drinking water, walking trails, and two dump stations. On the other side of the lake is the 700-acre Twin Knobs Recreation Area. Each of the 277 campsites found here will accommodate large recreational vehicles or tents. Restrooms with showers, a swimming beach, and walking trails are among the facilities offered. The Clear Creek Campground is a smaller, more basic camping area and is found near the beginning of the byway. This campground has 21 units with picnic tables and restrooms.

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Zilpo Road Wikipedia


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