The 8,270 acre lake is almost entirely within the boundries of the Daniel Boone National Forest. It was originally constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers primarily as a flood control project for the Licking River.
Today the lake is used for fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, jet sking, boating, kayaking, and so much more.
The Kentucky Folk Art Center is a cultural, educational and economic development service of Morehead State University. They have a permanent collection of nearly 1,000 works by regional folk artists, and host traveling exibetions.
They sponser “A Day in the Country” folk art show every year in the begining of June.
Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and members of touring groups. KFAC members, children under 12, and MSU students are admitted free of charge.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. KFAC is closed on Sunday January through March.
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2650 Ky 801 North
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
110 Toms Drive, Morehead, Kentucky, 40351, United States
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1698 Flemingsburg Road, , Morehead, KY 40351
1698 Flemingsburg Rd, Morehead, KY, 40351
Though the room seemed clean-it had Bed Bugs! Yuk! Those awful things bite!! I spent half the night...more
602 Fraley Dr.,I-64 Exit State Route 32, I-64 Exit
Good for: Business
602 Frale Drive, Morehead, KY, 40351-8881
Good for: Business
Cute little coffee house! Real small, books and newspapers available to read, friendly staff...and great coffee, huge variety of typical and unusual flavors.
Favorite Dish: Iced Mocha or Hot Chocolate
Great little pizzaria. I've never had bad service or bad pizza! (but then again, is there such a thing as bad pizza?!?! lol).
When I am in town my friend and I always come in here.
Favorite Dish: Pizza!!!
Hiking boots are a must... umbrella if you fear rain, or a hat if you fear umbrellas (I hate the things personally, hats do just fine to keep the rain off!)... PLENTY of layers of clothing for the cooler months of camping, plenty of layers of blankets in the tent (unless you marry a portable heater and don't need blankets)...
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A "bathroom bag" complete with all ya need for in the bathhouse is very handy. Keep it separate / easy to grab for when you visit the loo. A First Aid kit is a must for most people (kids or no kids), seems like every time we go camping, one of us (usually me) winds up with a freakish bite, scratch, or a bruise from falling over my own feet...
Photo Equipment: Bring the good camera, flashes, and TRIPOD! You MUST not miss the sunsets!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flashlights! Everywhere! We went during the new moon, so it was PITCH BLACK out at night (well, after our fire went out in the firepit, it was dark). Hang a flashlight on each of those metal poles, keep one in the tent, keep one by the designated "pee tree"...
Bring some of those snap-stick glow sticks... they make great nightlights for the tent (stick one up in the mesh bag at the top, it illuminates just right so when you come back in from a nighttime pee, you don't wake up yer spouse and/or step on their head).
Miscellaneous: Firewood... very important... you can't camp without it. If you can't fit it in the car, no worries; there is a Wal Mart nearby (just ask the folks at the front where it is), and ANYTHING you forget or don't want to pack - you will find there (it is a SuperCenter kinda deal). Groceries, food, TP, firemakers... you name it.
Oh and there is a liquor store near it, too, cuz I don't know about y'all, but I will NOT go camping without some brewskies in the cooler. =-D
Campsites in loops C, G, H, and I are reservable. All other loops are filled on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the campground for information on these sites.
Large, mostly shaded campground on 8,300 acre mountain lake. Flush toilets city water, hot showers, telephone service and some electric hook-ups. Paved roads and level graveled site pads for RVs and tents. Paved boat ramp, beach area. Lakeside sites available. Popular activities include fishing, nature programs and abundant wildlife viewing. Electric hook-up sites available for an extra fee. The nearest community is 5 miles away.
We have a small dome tent, which honestly could fit about three grown people; it fits a queen sized air mattress, a couple of duffle bags, a boom box... etc... it's not a big tent...
However - in example - the fishing buddies next to us, had two extra-cab trucks AND a boat on their parking flat; and they also fit two of those pop-up shelters (12x12 foot kinda deal), and TWO very large tents, ALL on the gravel tent area!
SO, it's perfect for a couple who wants to get away, perfect for a whole group of people, perfect for kids & pets.
We had lofty ideas about bringing two tents next time; one for us, one for the dogs. =-D
Rowan Technical College offers classes in the following areas: Agriculture, Automotive, Air Conditioning, Office Technology, Construction Carpentry, Diesel Technology, Computer Drafting, Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Welding Technology.
Morehead State University enrolls more than 9,000 students from 100 Kentucky counties, 42 states and 37 nations. They are enrolled on campus, at regional campuses in Ashland, Jackson, Mount Sterling, Prestonsburg and West Liberty, and several other locations in East Kentucky and across the globe through the World Wide Web.
MSU's campus is ranked among the safest in the nation.
MSU established East Kentucky's first public radio station, WMKY, in 1965 and today provides this region of the state with a 24-hour network of three FM transmitters identified as Morehead State Public Radio. Preserving the region's cultural heritage is the primary responsibility of MSU's Kentucky Folk Art Center and Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, both of which are located in downtown Morehead.
The University is located in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County, midway between Lexington, Ky., and Huntington, W.Va., on Interstate 64.