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General Burnside Island State Park
General Burnside Island State Park
GENERAL BURNSIDE ISLAND STATE PARK
GENERAL BURNSIDE ISLAND STATE PARK
8801 South Highway 27
Burnside, Kentucky   42519-0488

Phone: 606-561-4104
Reservations: 606-561-3625
General Burnside Island State Park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. Burnside led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island while on the look out for Confederate soldiers.

Today, the waters of Lake Cumberland are more placid; it's a peaceful retreat for campers, boaters, golfers and fishermen alike. A marina near the park has all the supplies you'll need for a great day on the lake, and the campground is the perfect home base for outdoor adventure. The biggest challenge to visitors these days may be the 18-hole golf course; it's fun, but certainly not hazard-free!
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
Camping
Cool lake breezes and beautiful views make camping at General Burnside a great getaway. The campground features 94 sites with utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, and a dump station.

Open April 1 through October 31. No advance reservations. Check-out by 2:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
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Swimming
The community pool at General Burnside is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. While you spend the day at the pool, enjoy some of your favorite treats from the concession stand.

Open daily Memorial Day - Aug. 2, 2004. Open weekends only from Aug. 2, 2004 thru Labor Day. Open on Labor Day. Lifeguard-protected. Hours are noon to 7 PM.$3 child and adult 13 and older, $2 child3 to 12, free 2 and under.
Boating
A marina next to the park has everything you need for a great day on the lake: rental slips, rental fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, and houseboats are offered. A six-lane launching ramp at the park provides you with the perfect access to a fun-filled day on the lake.
Fishing
Lake Cumberland provides some of the best fishing in the United States. Fish for crappie (10-inch size limit), largemouth and smallmouth bass (15-inch size limit) and striped bass (24-inch size limit and two fish daily limit).


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 5 very relaxing fun place by ukgolfjunky
camping there was some of the best times of my life need pictures on web site


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USA Parks
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Kentucky
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Cave Country Region
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General Burnside Island State Park
General Burnside Island State Park