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CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK
CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK
7351 Highway 90
Corbin, Kentucky   40701-8857

Phone: 606-528-4121
Toll Free: 800-325-0063
Reservations: 606-528-4121
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls, Kentucky'
© Jeanne Sickler

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
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Very pretty spot to visit

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Eagle Falls'

Eagle Falls at Cumberland Falls State Park

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Moonbow at Cumberland Falls'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Autumns Reflection'

Still waters reflect about the falls.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'In The Sun'

Only the falls is lite by the sun in this spring photo.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Michael Mynatt

Highway 90 Bridge

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'April Dogwoods'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'

One of the most beautiful falls Ive photographed. Wonderful park to visit.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Copyright Kurt Bauer

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
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A beautiful rainbow just above the Waterfalls during the daytime.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Moonbow'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Moonbow at Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Moonbow At Cumberland Falls'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Fall on The Cumberland River'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
© Karma Effect Photographix Jason Vickers

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Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky. Spanning the river at the border of McCreary and Whitley counties, the waterfall is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, which is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Michael Mynatt

In Bloom at the Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
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The Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Michael Mynatt

Rafting on the Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Michael Mynatt

The Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'

CC Ted Denman

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Michael Mynatt

Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
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Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Senic Bridge'
© Jeanne Sickler

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Falls Rainbow'
© Jeanne Sickler

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
© Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Donald R Curry. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Azalea In Bloom'
© Jeanne Sickler

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'The Rocks At Cumberland Falls'
© Jeanne Sickler

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland '
© Ted Denman 2010

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This was taken on a hike through the Cumberland Falls State Park.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Looking Upstream'

Taken from Eagle Falls trail.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'At Dust'

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Framed'

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Dogslaughter Falls'
© Copyright Jason Haley

Just about 5 miles before reaching the parking lot for Cumberland Falls off of a forest road called Dogslaughter Road. A short hike gets you here and go a little further to get to the Cumberland River.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Moonbow at Cumberland Falls'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'The Falls'

This is the Falls from trail 9

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls State Park'

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls State Park'

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls State Park'

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Downstream of the falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
© Copyright Kurt Bauer

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
© Lynn Farmer Photo 2003-2009

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Imagine a wall of water falling 60 feet into a boulder-strewn gorge, a whispering mist that kisses the face and a magical moonbow visible on a clear night under a full moon. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. But it's only at night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere!

The area is a natural choice for water-sports enthusiasts, offering white-water rafting and canoeing among other water activities. A professional outfitter is just 5 miles east of the resort.

As spectacular as the setting that surrounds it, the historic Dupont Lodge, built of massive hemlock beams and knotty pine, offers a spectacular view of the Cumberland River Valley. It's the perfect retreat after a day of hiking, rafting, swimming or horseback riding.

Moonbow Dates Visible during clear weather. 2005 moonbow dates: Jan 23-27 Feb 22-26 Mar 23-27 Apr 22-26 May 21-25 Jun 20-24 Jul 19-23 Aug 17-21 Sep 16-20 Oct 15-19 Nov 14-18 Dec 13-17.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Cottages
The one and two-bedroom cottages have unique appeal. Most cottages have fireplaces. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily.

Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Eastern time.
Lodge
The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, one of the most beautiful state park lodges. Fifty-one rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities including interior corridors. All rooms totally renovated in 2006. Relax on the beautiful, large observation deck overlooking the Cumberland River winding thru the hillside. DuPont Lodge provides a spectacular spot for a wedding.
Camping
Enjoy the great outdoors in the campground, featuring 50 campsites with electric and water hookups. The campground has a central service building with showers and rest rooms, a grocery, and a dump station.

Campground and grocery open March 29 - October 31.No advance reservations. Check-out by 2:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Meeting Rooms
Cumberland Falls is the ideal location for meetings. A multipurpose building, adjacent to the lodge, can accommodate 350 people. There is a 75-capacity combination meeting-recreation room near the lodge lounge. For smaller groups, a 30-capacity meeting room is located near the dining room.

As spectacular as the view that surrounds it, Dupont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains. The Lodge is a perfect place for your wedding. Let us cater to your guests in our spacious reception halls. For information on booking an event, phone the park 800-325-0063 and ask for Greta.
Events
September 5
Trekking Series Hike- Eagle Falls Loop
9:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

This trail is voted one of the most popular in the state, you will discover why with great views of Cumberland Falls and beautiful Eagle Falls. Please bring food and water to last several hours. Meet at the park visitor center at 9:00 am. Cost of the hike is $ 5.00 per person.

September 12 - September 13
Campout at the Fire Tower
5:00 P.M. - 11:00 A.M.

The Pinnacle Knob Tower is open for scheduled Tours throughout the year. Here is an opportunity to spend part of the night in an fire tower, while enjoying the night sky and breathtaking views of the Cumberland Plateau. You will begin your evening by setting up camp under the tower and be able to tour the tower during the night. On Sunday morning we will break camp and hke out.. Cost is $ 50.00 per person and includes, camping equipment, evening snack, and breakfast buffet in the River View Restaurant in the DuPont Lodge. . Pre-Registration is required by September 1st. Need a minium of 6 participants, and spots are limited.

October 10
Trekking Series Hike- Natural Arch Loop
9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

On this loop you get to experience two arches. One of these is the largest sandstone arch in the state. Hike is 5 miles in length. Please bring food and water to last several hours. Meet at the park visitor center at 9:00 am. Cost is $ 5.00 per person.

October 31
Tour of Terror
7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Many people visit the park during the daylight hours, but after dark anything can happen. There are numerous stories told about frightful and super natural happenings around the falls area. Guides will take you on a Tour of our park that you will never forget, if you are able to survive the night. Not recommended for children under 10. Your adventure will begin at the the visitor center near the falls area.

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Swimming
Cool off on a hot summer day with a dip in an Olympic-size pool. Pool is short distance from Lodge and Woodland Rooms.

Use of pool is free to lodge and cottage guests. Fee for the public.$3.50 Adult (13 & older), $2.50 child 6-12, free for child 5 and under.Open Memorial Day - Labor Day. Hours 10-8 through July; 10-6 pm August - Labor Day.


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Birding
Some of the most memorable birding experiences are hearing the call and catching a glimpse of the Pileated Woodpecker, or the flute-like call of the Wood Thrush. Many species of Wood Warblers pass through the Cumberland Falls area on their way from South America to the Northern States and Canada. Several species of birds can be viewed from our Riverview Restaurant and back patio of the Dupont Lodge. Some of the most common visitors are Carolina Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, and Red Bellied Woodpecker.
Nature Programs
Gem Mining
Our newest attraction is the Cumberland Falls Mining Company, located at the Falls just past the Gift Shop. You can buy bags for $6.00, $8.00 and $10.00 fossils and begin your discoveries of real, colorful gemstones and fossils at the gemstone flume. Just place a scoop of rough material on the screen...then rinse with clean water. The gem stones, when wet, will reveal colors and crystal shapes

There are lots of different gemstones to discover Anything from locally-found Pyrite, Fluorite and Quartz, to Ruby, Moonstone, Topaz, Crystal Points, Sapphire, Emerald, Amethyst, Garnett, Citrine, Aventurine, Obsidian, Sodalite, Calcite and Raspberry Quartz could be found.

Sharing the experience of mining at the flume mine is a lot of fun. You can compare finds and help each other to identify what you've found. We invite individuals, families, and groups of all sizes. Hours are 9AM to 7PM, dependent on weather.

Horseback Riding
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is the perfect destination to introduce the family to the thrill of horseback riding. The park offers guided trail rides that are easy enough for the first timer and still adventurous for the more experienced. Riders, age 6 and up will enjoy a 45-minute ride through an eastern Kentucky forest, beautiful in any season. The stables open weekends in May and are daily after Memorial Weekend until Labor Day. Also open on weekends during Sept. and Oct. Rides start on the hour from 10am to 6 pm. Cost is $18.00 per person. Personal horses are not permitted on the trails at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, but there are several opportunities to do so in the surrounding area. There are many miles of trails and several horse camps in the nearby Daniel Boone National Forest and The Big South Fork National River and Recreation area.

Rafting
Guided rafting trips are offered on the Cumberland River. The park arranges the trips through www.Ky-rafting.com Daily May - October depending on water levels. Fee charged. Call 800-541-RAFT 7238.
Area Attractions
Gift Shop, Snack Shop and Visitor?s CenterVisit the gift shop, featuring a large selection of Kentucky handcrafts, and the snack shop and visitors center, both located in the falls area. The new Visitor?s Center is expected to be the first stop in a visitor?s encounter with the falls area. Inside the center, a three-dimensional relief map outlines major park facilities. Other exhibits show the area?s geology and history and illustrate Native American life. Another display advises visitors how to stay safe in the park, such as staying within the barrier at the falls, avoiding cliffs, and refraining from wading in the river.

In 2004, snack shop is open April 1 - October 31. Gift Shop and Visitor?s Center open year-round.

Bob Blair MuseumThe Blair Museum, located in the lodge, features Native American artifacts and exhibits relating to area plants, animals, and history.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 6 by daughter of Screaming Eagle
MESMERIZING !!! My Daddy and I have spent so many hours there , we live in Ohio, Oak Harbor for him. Myself in Amherst. Just listening & observing. Tremendous BEAUTY! The Ladies in the Gift Shop are the BEST! They made us feel as if we were the only one in their shop. Daddy was 82 years young, and the staff were so very patient with him. A true rarity these days with the juvenile workers! Daddy past in January un expectedly...somehow I know he is in such Beauty & loving it just the same! I will return to visit as I am certain I can feel his presence on that tranquil earth..... Somehow no matter our road trips South, the vehicle just seemed to turn right at Exit 25.
November 17 Our favorite place to visit. by Sharon-Ohio
We love staying at the Falls. We try to come down every 3 months to see the moonbow and just relax in the cabin and hike the trails.
April 28 Wild Rapids by Courtney
We had a great time hiking around and the water was wild to watch. The water levels were up so high that it was a raging white water river and the power of the falls was awesome. We are going back when the water level goes back to normal to see it when it is at normal levels in all its true beauty.
October 28 asome by bananas
loved it breath taken
June 10 We loved it,Better than Tenn. by Jules
We had went to Pigion forge,after you been there a time or to,its done.We decided to visit here on our way home.We were amazed!!!The beauty of the forest and the falls,the sandy water front reminded me of a beach.We will be back!!!
February 17 How Great Thou Art by Barbara, Kokomo, Indiana
Such majestical beauty, only the hand of God could create all the beauty we have to behold and to bestow upon others.........
April 30 awesome by jbuddy731
the best place ever


Area Cabins and Lodges
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
7351 Highway 90
Corbin, KY
(606) 528-4121
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Directions
Cumberland Falls is 20 miles southwest of Corbin. Take US 25W to KY 90. If traveling south on I-75, take exit 25. If traveling north on I-75, take exit 15.

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