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Lake Cumberland State Park
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Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
Lake Cumberland State Park © Paul Stevens
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5465 State Park Road
Jamestown, Kentucky   42629-7801

Phone: 270-343-3111
Toll Free: 800-325-1709
Reservations: 270-343-3111
Email: park email button icon
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.

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, while our 9-hole, par-3 golf course, nature trails and riding stables offer something for guests seeking a more active vacation.
Day-UseSwimming Beachyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
CottagesFor more private accommodations, choose a one or two-bedroom cottage. Ten Wildwood cottages feature contemporary design and fireplaces. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided with fresh linens available daily.

Open year-round. Cottages available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Central time.
The 63-room Lure Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland offers full amenities. The indoor pool complex offers year round fun and Lake Cumberland fishing never disappoints. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 1100am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets.
The park?s 147-site campground offers utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, laundry facilities, two dump stations, and a grocery nearby.

Campground open April 1- the Saturday after Thanksgiving. No advance reservations. Check-out by 1 PM, Central time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Meeting Rooms
Lake Cumberland provides the perfect ambiance for every event! A meeting room is adjacent to the dining room in Lure Lodge.

The Activities Center seats 300 guests, and the Activities Center Veranda seats 150 guests. Meeting Room A, located on the veranda seats 30 guests.

Pumpkin Creek Lodge has meeting space for 40 guests, with a lobby and a hospitality patio. Park catering service is required for conventions and family reunions.

For information on booking an event, phone Danny at 800-325-1709.

Horseback Riding Stables/Concession:

The entire family will enjoy guided trail rides that depart every hour. Open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 AM- 5 PM, CT. $12 person.
1. Lake Cumberland State Park offers a public beach for swimming, perfect for cooling off during hot summer days.
2. The park's Lure Lodge features an indoor pool open year-round to guests staying at the lodge or cottages.
3. Swimming in areas other than designated beaches is allowed but not recommended due to boat traffic and unseen hazards.
4. Lifeguards are typically on duty at the public beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, ensuring safety while swimming.
5. Non-swimmers can enjoy water activities like paddle boarding or kayaking available within the park boundaries as well.

Boating options within this Kentucky location are plentiful. Visitors can rent houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats from the State Dock which is located on site for convenience. The marina also offers boat slips for those who bring their own watercrafts. Additionally, there's a launching ramp available to guests at no charge if they prefer using their personal vessels during their visit.
Anglers can enjoy a variety of fishing options, including bank and boat fishing. The lake is home to several species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white crappie and bluegill. Striped Bass are also abundant due to stocking efforts by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. There's even an opportunity for trout in the tailwaters below Wolf Creek Dam.

Lake Cumberland State Park is located near Albany, Columbia and Monticello
Nearby Parks

Lake Cumberland State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills, some overlooking the lake. Shelter rental is available too.
Explore the scenic beauty of this park on two wheels, but remember to stay safe and follow all trail rules.

There are several biking trails available for both beginners and experienced riders.

The Lure Lodge Loop is a popular choice among cyclists due to its moderate difficulty level.

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, try tackling the challenging Baugh Branch Trail with steep inclines and descents.

Always wear helmets while cycling; safety should be your top priority when enjoying these outdoor activities.

Keep in mind that some paths may not be suitable for bikes during certain weather conditions or seasons.

Remember also that sharing pathways respectfully with hikers is essential as many routes are multi-use trails.

Lastly, ensure you have enough water supply before setting off - hydration is key!
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).
Area Attractions
Spa & Exercise Room:

Workout machines and a water massage hot tub will help you unwind after a strenuous day exploring the park. You?ll find them in the indoor pool complex.

Miniature Golf:

For a day of just "putting around," the 18-hole miniature golf course is perfect for family fun. Course open April 1-November 30.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 17 Beautiful conference site by Nancy T.
park review stars; one to five Just attended a state conference at this state park. Absolutely beautiful scenery and trails, very nice updated lodge rooms and cottages with spectacular views, and a convenient conference facility. So peaceful. The food was great and the staff all made us feel very welcome and met all our needs. Hope we have the conference there again soon
park review stars; one to five GREAT VIEWS GREAT FOOD
August 29 This is an absolutely beautiful park by Brenda
park review stars; one to five There is a great place to go. There is lots to do or you can do nothing and love it!
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Lake Cumberland State Resort is 45 miles west of Somerset. Take the Cumberland Parkway to US 127.
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