ZILPO - DANIEL BOONE NAT. FOR., KY

Zilpo, a large, fun-filled campground on Cave Run Lake, is a prime destination for families. The scenic campground offers a cabin rental, tent camping, RV sites with electric hookups and a selection of lakefront sites. Views of the lake are enjoyed by those who relax on the sandy...
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  • Limit 6 people and 2 vehicles per single campsite; additional vehicles will be charged $8/night; additional campers will be charged $1/night
  • A $5 nightly fee is charged for electric hookups
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Zilpo, a large, fun-filled campground on Cave Run Lake, is a prime destination for families. The scenic campground offers a cabin rental, tent camping, RV sites with electric hookups and a selection of lakefront sites.

Views of the lake are enjoyed by those who relax on the sandy beach. Tater Knob, a fire tower open to the public, is nearby, offering outstanding views of the area.

Natural Features:

Zilpo sits on a peninsula in the middle portion of Cave Run Lake at an elevation of 800 feet. The lake spans 8,270 acres with soft, sandy beaches. The campground is shaded by a stand of mixed hardwoods, and campsites have good privacy.

Recreation:

Water skiing and swimming are wonderful ways to enjoy the lake. Muskie, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish attract avid anglers. Hikers are fans of the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles, connecting to a network of other trails around the lake.

Nature programs are regularly scheduled during peak season and wildlife watching is rewarding.

Facilities:

Electric hookups are provided at some campsites. Drinking water is located centrally within the loops. Flush toilets and showers are spread throughout the campground as well. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. A dump station and concrete boat ramp are also included.

Each of the 12 cabins can accommodate up to six guests. They each have a table, two chairs and a sleeping area with two sets of bunk beds (4 beds) and mattresses. A picnic table, lantern post and campfire ring are provided outside. Pets may reside only in cabins 41,120,121 and 123. Cabins 109, 123 and 136 have ramps that can accommodate wheel chairs.

A campground store with ice, firewood, camping gear and food is on-site. Roads are paved and level tent pads are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest community is 12 miles away.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 14 2014 - Sat Jan 10 2015

Reservations must be made 4 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 Fri Apr 25 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 29 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Walk In Fri Mar 20 2015 Thu Apr 23 2015
Peak Fri Apr 24 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Pay Phone
  • Showers
  • Swimming
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
Apr 25 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
CABIN ELECTRIC $71.00
Walk In Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
CABIN ELECTRIC $71.00
Walk In Season
Mar 20 2015 -
Apr 23 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
CABIN ELECTRIC $71.00
Peak Season
Apr 24 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$33.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
CABIN ELECTRIC $71.00

*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):
38.075, -83.5
38°4'30"N, 83°30'0"W

In Salt Lick, KY, at the intersection of State Route 211 and U.S. Route 60, take Route 211 south for 3.6 miles to the Forest Recreation sign. Turn left at the sign, onto Clear Creek Road and go 3.9 miles to Zilpo Campground sign. Turn left at the sign onto Forest Route 918 and drive 8.7 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ZILPO - DANIEL BOONE NAT. FOR.
P.O. BOX 218
SALT LICK  KY  40371

Phone Number:

Information:  (606)768-2722