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TRACE BRANCH RECREATION AREA, KY

The Trace Branch Recreation Area, located on Buckhorn Lake, is a great launchpad for outdoor activities in Kentucky's lush Cumberland Plateau. The facility features plenty of shade and open grassy areas for spreading out and enjoying the landscape of the Appalachian Mountain Range...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates

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  • Campground is prone to flooding when lake levels are high
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Overview

Overview

The Trace Branch Recreation Area, located on Buckhorn Lake, is a great launchpad for outdoor activities in Kentucky's lush Cumberland Plateau. The facility features plenty of shade and open grassy areas for spreading out and enjoying the landscape of the Appalachian Mountain Range.

Natural Features:

Buckhorn Lake is situated in the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Kentucky. The rugged plateau landscape is deeply traversed by a series of narrow, winding valleys separated by steep watersheds with branching streams. The Kentucky River feeds the lake, originating in the southeast of the state and flowing generally northwestward.

Recreation:

Buckhorn lake offers ideal conditions for anglers including seclusion from fishing pressure and boat traffic, producing some of the best muskie fishing in the area.

With comfortable water temperatures,swimming and water skiing are popular in summer months and hikers are encouraged to take advantage of the area's many miles of trails.

Facilities:

Trace Branch Campground boasts mostly waterfront campsites with electric and water hookups. Amenities include a shower house, playground, horseshoe pits and a convenient fishing area.

A general store is about three miles from the recreation area.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby destinations include the Lilley Cornett Woods, Daniel Boone National Forest, Natural Bridge State Resort Park and the Red River Gorge Geological Area.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Tue Sep 29 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Ice Machine
  • Jet Skiing
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Security Lights
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 29 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 29 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.24167, -83.37278
37°14'30"N, 83°22'22"W

From Lexington, KY, take I-75 south 83 miles to London. Take exit 41 or 38 to Daniel Boone Parkway east and continue 44 miles to Hyden Spur. Exit towards Tim Couch Pass and turn left towards Thousandsticks onto Bull Creek Road.

Go 2.5 miles to KY Highway 257, then head north about 9 miles to the Confluence bridge. Turn right and cross the bridge, then take a left on Mosley Bend Road. Continue 2 miles to Trace Branch Recreation Area on your left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

TRACE BRANCH RECREATION AREA
804 BUCKHORN DAM ROAD
BUCKHORN  KY  41721-8808

Phone Number:

Information:  (606)672-3670
Additional Information