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TRACE BRANCH RECREATION AREA, KY

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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. Buckhorn...

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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.

Activities 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
Know Before You Go
  • Campground is prone to flooding when lake levels are high

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (606)672-3670