U.S. Forest Service Temporarily Closing Cave Run Boat Ramp
The Warix Run Boat Ramp at Cave Run Lake will be temporarily closed Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29.
During the closure, the boat ramp will serve as a staging area for a fish habitat improvement project. Artificial habitat structures will be installed in the waters at Warix Run and nearby coves.
“This effort is part of a large, multi-year habitat project for Cave Run,” said District Ranger Jon Kazmierski with the Daniel Boone National Forest.
“This is the third year of the Cave Run Lake habitat project which is expected to be completed in 2017,” said Joseph Zimmerman, Fisheries Habitat Coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Thousands of fish habitat structures, ranging from brush piles to wooden pallets, have been added to the lake since 2014.”
“Smaller fish are attracted to these areas as a place to hide from predators, but predators use these areas as a place to search for food. Anglers have more fishing locations and opportunities for a good catch,” added Kazmierski.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service and several Cave Run Lake angling groups are partnering to improve the lake’s fish habitat.
(story provided by Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet)