The History of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

In 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker, the first fontiersman into Kentucky, stood on a high bluff overlooking a giant river. Impressed by this stream flowing from the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, he named it in honor of the Duke of Cumberland, son of George II of England.  Some 200 years later, Wolf Creek Dam was constructed […]

Best Fishing in Kentucky

Fishing in Kentucky delivers year-round fun and excitement from the several lakes that hold awesome numbers of smallmouth bass. In Lake Cumberland the smallmouth bass run up to 20 inches and the largest Striper so far is around 56 pounds! If it’s prize winning trophy catches you’re looking for, Lake Cumberland is the best fishing […]

Best Boating in Kentucky

Lake Cumberland is famous as the Houseboating Capital, and is one of the most popular lakes for boating in Kentucky!  With lots of secluded coves and over 1,200 miles of pristine shoreline, this 63,000 acre lake is the perfect place for a Kentucky houseboat trip or boating excursion. Russell County, Kentucky is proud to have […]

Dream Now…Vacation Later – Kentucky’s Best Cabin Getaways

When thinking about a Cabin Getaway, Kentucky should be number one on your list, and Lake Cumberland (Jamestown and Russell Springs) have the cabin rentals you are looking for!  Lake Cumberland cabin rentals come in all sizes and can fit any size budget!  Realizing that there is not much travel going on right now, that […]

What To Do When It Rains at Lake Cumberland

The weatherman may forecast showers, but there are still things to do at Lake Cumberland, Kentucky! Jamestown, Kentucky is home to the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery which produces 1 million Brown Trout, Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat Trout.  At the Hatchery you’ll come face to face with the region’s underwater friends, explore karst terrain, see […]

Kentucky Family Reunion Locations

Family time is important, and one good way to get the most out of family relationships is to plan a family reunion! If you’re looking for a Kentucky family reunion location, the Lake Cumberland area is perfect for your large group.  Jamestown, Kentucky is home to the very popular Lake Cumberland State Resort Park – […]

Lake Cumberland KY Waterfall Trail

Lake Cumberland is famous as the Houseboating Capital and is one of America’s favorite lakes for boating, fishing, tubing or just cruising around. One thing that everyone agrees on is that Lake Cumberland is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kentucky – featuring gorgeous rocky cliffs, crystal clear water and of course… spectacular waterfalls!  […]

Lake Cumberland Kentucky Hiking Trails

Get outside with your family and enjoy some of Kentucky’s best hiking trails.  The Lake Cumberland area is famous for outdoor adventure and offers guests several hiking trails to enjoy.  Fresh air and sunshine is just what everyone needs and our trails continue to be open to the public. Jamestown Kentucky is home to both […]

Russell County Dining At A Distance

Support your local Russell County Lake Cumberland restaurants by getting your Grub on the Go or Delivered via Call In or Curbside Service! The following Russell County restaurants are still busy cooking up the BEST Kentucky recipes and desperately need your support.   COE’S (270) 866-9980 – Carry Out and Curbside Service – 2281 Lake Way Drive, Russell […]

Lake Cumberland for Winter Fishing in Kentucky

Lake Cumberland fishing draws anglers year round because of the sheer size of the lake;  its deep, clear, water and rocky structure provide ideal conditions for catching Stripers, Trout, Walleye, and Crappie. If your preference for fishing Lake Cumberland is to go after Trout in the tailwaters of the Wolf Creek Dam, Lake Cumberland fishing […]