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Salt Lick, Kentucky is located in Bath County with approximately now having a population of 350.

The first known settlers to Bath County arrived around 1774. Settlers were pleased with the area because of the abundance of food -animals to hunt- all due to having "licks".

A "lick" is where a mineral originates from the ground and saturates the soil or collects as deposits, Animals crave this mineral and would eventually herd to these places within the area of Salt Lick. It was once stated that a couple of hunters had saw a herd of approximately 500 buffalo at a "lick".

With more settlers to move into the area, the animals began to move out, as goes the cycle of civilization. In the late 1800's the railroad was built. Documented for Salt Lick to approximately have the population of 800. Lumbering quickly became the industry for this little town. Salt Lick, Bath County is in the Appalachian Mountains where chestnut, pine, oak, poplar, walnut, hickory, and cherry trees grew. But, as the industry was depleting, obviously as it would in time with the hardwoods, the population did as well in the 1930's. The only lumber to be found now may be white oak and scrub pine. As for the railroad, 1985 was the last train to rumble through the quaint town of Salt Lick.

For recreation Cave Run Lake was made in the early 1970's and extends into Bath County, which is no more than 20 minutes from Salt Lick. This man made lake is 8,720 acres abundant of Muskie and is one of the most beautiful and serene lakes solely because its natural. You won't be on the lake peering at the backdoors of residents, you are however, on the back door of nature's homes such as the deer and fox, and many species of birds.

Cave Run Lake is a beautiful place to visit! It is a great place for family vacations, reunions, camping retreats, golfing, horse back riding, fishing, hunting, and boating.

While visiting the Cave Run Lake area, you will want to visit some of arts, crafts, gifts, and antique stores. Be sure to visit our Lodging & Camping section for cabin rentals and bed & breakfast availability, when booking your lodging plans. Many rentals are located within walking distance to Cave Run Lake. There are many rental cabins that will put you in the heart of all Cave Run has to to offer. Start your day off with a picnic or a quick swim in the lake. If you prefer camping, Cave Run Lake has several campgrounds available to accommodate visitors. RV's are welcome! Boating is very popular throughout the area (boat rental is available at the local marinas) as well as fishing and hunting. If you like Muskie, you'll love fishing Cave Run! Horse back riding and hiking is also available for those wishing to explore the wildlife of Cave Run. ATV riding and hiking is also available for those wishing to explore the wildlife of the Cave Run Lake area. Be sure to check out White Sulphur ATV Trails.

Once you visit Cave Run Lake and experience all that the Daniel Boone National Forest has to offer, you will probably become a return visitor. Many vacationers come here from many parts of Ohio including: Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Cleveland. The area also is traveled by its fellow Kentuckians from just about everywhere in the state. KY is a beautiful state to visit.....experience it once and you'll come back!

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