Lake Cumberland provides so many ways to experience Kentucky’s brilliant fall foliage season. Unique to Lake Cumberland, houseboat rentals are available. After a day of cruising, one of the great things that make Lake Cumberland boating special are the number of coves available for an overnight tie up. For higher elevations, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has panoramic views of this beautiful Kentucky lake with its surrounding acres of woods and hiking trails. And, The Wolf Creek Dam Overlook provides another elevated viewing point to see the fall foliage along the Cumberland River.
This Kentucky lake also offers great places to stay, both on the lake and as you are touring the backroads of Jamestown and Russell Springs seeing waterfalls, wildlife and the beautiful colors. Lake Cumberland cabins, campgrounds, rv sites and hotels near Lake Cumberland can be found on our Hotels & Cabins page.
These stunning pops of red, orange, and yellow begin as early as September and sometimes extend into November. Because we are located in South Central Kentucky, it looks like peak fall leaf colors can be enjoyed between November 2 and Nov. 9th. Enjoy the interactive map we have provided to help you plan your trip. The 2019 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.