Lake Cumberland Vacation- Fun Things to Do & Great Places to Stay

Photo of a Lake Cumberland State Dock houseboat in a cove on Lake Cumberland

Russell County is home to four very popular commercial marinas

Lake Cumberland is famous as the Houseboat Capital of the World; & Russell County is home to the largest fleet of rental houseboats in the United States!  For the land lubbers, you can enjoy the sunsets & calm waters of Lake Cumberland from your cabin rental, Lodge, Cottage, Hotel or Motel located on Lake Cumberland, the Cumberland River or vacation rental close to town.

photo of a lodge room at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown Kentucky

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is one of the most popular of Kentucky’s State Parks

The Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown has the 63-room Lure Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland & offers full amenities. Wireless internet access is now available in the lodge and in all cabins. 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 11:00am, cabin check-out by 10:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage.Lake Cumberland cabins and campsites are also available. Enjoy Lake Cumberland fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and more in one of the Kentucky’s best State Parks!Click here to Reserve A Lodge Room/Cabin
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Photo of people inside the man made cave of wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

See “What’s Under the Lake” at the Education Center

At the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, you will come face to face with the region’s underwater friends, explore karst terrain, see the inner workings of an active honey bee hive, and meet Dale, the lifelike animatronic fish biologist—all by stepping into the unique and exciting exhibit hall at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center.

Much more awaits the entire family in a fun and engaging educational journey through the Center—located on a working trout hatchery at the base of Wolf Creek Dam and beautiful Lake Cumberland. Visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery and fish the well-stocked creek below the hatchery. A theater, gift shop, picnic areas, wheelchair accessible fishing ramp, special events, and nearby camping and lodging make Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery a destination not to be missed!

For Fishermen, Lake Cumberland offers trophy size stripers and holds state records for brown and rainbow trout as well as walleye.  The Cumberland River below Wolf Creek Dam has some of the best fly fishing in the country as well as the brand new Hatchery Creek Trout Stream which is the only trout stream of its kind in the United States!


Take your time and browse through our many antique, craft, and specialty shops in downtown Russell Springs and Jamestown as well as the ship store at State Dock, Wolf Creek Marina, Jamestown Resort & Marina and Alligator II Resort & Marina.  The Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery gift shops specialize in Kentucky made crafts, artwork, jewelry, clothing and more.  You are sure to find the perfect Kentucky vacation souvenir!

Whether you are looking for a weekend get-away, week-long vacation, a Fall foliage tour, houseboat vacation, or racing across the lake, Jamestown & Russell Springs on beautiful Lake Cumberland, will be happy to host your visit. Stop at our Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission Welcome Center, just north of the Cumberland Parkway on Highway 127 in Russell Springs and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with more information.