Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

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Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Kentucky

(270) 343-3111

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Overview

This 50,000-acre Cumberland Lake--the third largest lake in Kentucky--offers some of the best fishing in the east as largemouth, smallmouth, striped and Kentucky bass, walleye and crappie inhabit the lake. A 250-slip marina offers boat rentals.With more than 60,000 acres of water and 1,225 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland is considered one of the finest fishing and boating areas in the Eastern United States. The park is named after the Duke of Cumberland, son of George II of England.

Perched high above this watery expanse, Lure Lodge offers the water-lover panoramic views of the lake and the only indoor pool complex in the park system. A glass-backed elevator, atrium, exercise room and hot tub enable visitors to take in a spa experience. Shuffleboard courts are adjacent to Lure Lodge. Overnight guests may check out sports equipment.

Pumpkin Creek Lodge underwent a massive renovation in recent years, converting its golf course into a 18-hole disc golf course.

Playgrounds are found near the lodges.

Map of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (KY)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.923151, -85.042856

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Activities

  • Boating

    Lake Cumberland is a paradise for the water sports enthusiast. The marina offers 100 open slips, rental fishing boats, pontoon boats, houseboats, and ski boats. The lake is open from April to October. Contact State Dock at www.statedock.com or 1-888-782-8336 (888-STATE DOCK) for more information.

  • Bird Watching

    Raptors are be viewed in the park year-round. Autumn and winter is prime time to see the green and great blue heron, wood duck and mallard. Spring and summer welcome gold finches, cardinals, woodpeckers and hummingbirds. Flocks of turkey vultures gather and roost in the woods along the State Dock roads each year. Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery, located just 3 miles south the park, has a wonderful great blue heron rookery open for spring tours.

  • Camping

    The park's 129-site campground offers utility hookups, three central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, laundry facilities, two dump stations, and a grocery nearby. Closed for season from November 1 to March 31.

  • Fishing

    With 50,250 acres, Lake Cumberland has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish, and walleye. The fishing is better than normal after the level reduction to 37,000 acres. Fishing equipment can be checked out at the Country Store April through November.

  • Golfing

    For a day of just "putting around," the 18-hole miniature golf course is perfect for family fun. Course open April 1st to November 30th. RATES Ages 13 & Older: $4.00 Children 5-12: $3.00 Children 4 & under: Free.

  • Hiking

    Enjoy the beauty of the beech, oak and hickory forests and scenic lake overlooks on two park hiking trails. A four-mile loop trail around the Lure Lodge area, and a 1.5-mile trail (one-way, 3 miles total distance including return) with a lake overlook near the park entrance (parking available).

  • Historic Sites

    Interpretive programs on native plants, animals, and local history are conducted at various times throughout the year by a full-time naturalist. Daily summer activities are conducted by a recreation staff.

  • Horseback Riding

    The entire family will enjoy guided trail rides that depart every hour. Open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 AM- 5 PM, CT. $18 person.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic grounds have tables, grills, and playgrounds for family outings. A picnic shelter has tables, grills, water, and electric; and may be reserved for rental up to one year in advance. Fee for shelter rental.

  • RVing

    The park's 129-site campground offers utility hookups, three central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, laundry facilities, two dump stations, and a grocery nearby. Closed for season from November 30th to March 13th.

  • Tennis

    The entire family will enjoy a day of fun and games on the tennis and shuffleboard courts, adjacent to Lure Lodge. Overnight guests may check out sports equipment.

  • Water Sports

    The indoor pool complex at Lure Lodge features a temperature-controlled pool, an atrium, a retractable skylight for warm weather, a game room, and an exercise room with a hot tub. Open year-round. Available to lodge and cottage guests.

    An outdoor, public pool is open daily Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Lifeguard-protected. Fee charged.

Directions

Driving

Lake Cumberland State Resort is 45 miles west of Somerset. Take the Cumberland Parkway to US 127.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(270) 343-3111

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