Written by: Danielle Wilson
“Over the river and through the woods” to…the best Thanksgiving fishing in Kentucky!
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown is the perfect destination to gather your loved ones for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving getaway, family reunion or fall retreat. Hiking trails and scenic lake overlooks provide the backdrop for outside exploring and a breath of fresh autumn air, and the clear waters of Lake Cumberland are waiting for you to drop a hook and maybe catch a bass or two.
Lure Lodge at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is open year-round with some of the most scenic views of beautiful Lake Cumberland. The resort also has a lovely hotel/lodge and twenty-nine luxury cabin rentals available as well as an incredible indoor swimming pool. To make your fall or holiday reservations call 270-343-3111 OR Book Online Here!
The best part is that you can enjoy a full Thanksgiving feast and you do not have to do the cooking! Rowena Landing Restaurant at Lure Lodge at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is serving complete carry-out Thanksgiving dinners (for Lodge & Cabin Guests only) including turkey, ham, and a mouthwatering selection of sides. Just call the restaurant (270-343-3111) to place your order and then pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Now that the feast is out of the way…walk off the turkey coma while hiking the scenic trails around the Lure Lodge. Fall is a lovely time of year to enjoy the outdoors and if you are into bird watching, it is a good time to spot wood duck, green heron, great blue heron, belted kingfisher, whip-poor-will and the mallard that reside along the lake shore.
If fishing is your favorite pastime, get ready for some of the best cool weather and winter fishing in Kentucky on Lake Cumberland. Stretching out over 63,000 acres, Lake Cumberland has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish, and walleye. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish.
If you are new to the area or if you’re looking for a helping hand with your fishing adventure, check out some of the fishing guides in the area to hook up with experts who are familiar with the best places and types of fish to angle for during your stay.
Bring your own boat and check out one of the nearby marinas on the lake. You will find helpful assistance in getting your boat in and out of the water or arranging a boat rental for your vacation.
Now, sit back and enjoy some winter Lake Cumberland bass fishing pro tips with Kentucky Afield… Click Here to Start Watching & Learning how to catch a Lake Cumberland trophy this winter!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Fishing!