Lake Cumberland Campgrounds

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Kentucky's best campgrounds are at Lake Cumberland, offering campsites for RVs, tents, campers as well as primitive camping

Lake Cumberland is home to some of the best Kentucky campgrounds, offering ample space & for RVs, Campers and Tents! No matter what you are looking for, the Lake Cumberland campsites offer something for everyone.  If rustic camping is not your style, we also offer many styles of luxury cabins complete with full kitchens, wifi, and all the comforts of home but set in the peaceful Kentucky woods or Lake Cumberland lakeside cabins.  Leave the alarm clock at home and wake up to the sounds of a lovely waterfall, warbling birds or the gentle run of the Cumberland River.  Camping at Lake Cumberland or along the Cumberland River, will allow you to disconnect from the stress of the city and reconnect with what really matters… your family, friends, and nature.

In Jamestown & Russell Springs we have wonderful Kentucky campgrounds to choose from!  Camping is a great way to have a relaxing vacation with family and friends that won’t break your bank account.  Check out all the Lake Cumberland Campgrounds below and choose the one that best suites your vacation needs.


Lake Cumberland State Resort Park –  Kentucky’s #1 State Park – Open Year Round! This Lake Cumberland campground offers guests 129 sites to choose from, utility hookup, 3 central service buildings with showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, a Country Store and 3 waterfront restaurants nearby.    In addition, Kentucky’s largest marina is located inside the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park with boat rentals of kayaks, paddle boards, pontoons, jet skis, ski boats, fishing boats and more! Lake Cumberland surrounds this beautiful Kentucky State park on 3 sides giving guests a sweeping view of Lake Cumberland.  There is lots for families to do at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park – Mini Golf, Hiking Trails, Seasonal Horseback Riding, Disc Golf Course, and activities for all ages!  For more information, call 270-343-3111 or Reserve Online Here.


Kendall Recreation Area on the Cumberland River – Army Corps of Engineers managed.  This is a very popular Kentucky campground located in Jamestown, just below Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River which forms Lake Cumberland.   Lake Cumberland Camping at Kendall Recreation Area on the banks of the Cumberland River  The campground overlooks the river, offering sweeping scenic views. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.

Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular Kentucky fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout. Hiking and biking trails meander throughout this beautiful Kentucky campground as well.  The campground is a multi-use recreation area, consisting of 70 acres and 115 campsites that can be reserved in advance, all of which have water and electric hookups. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. A group day-use picnic shelter with water and electric hookups is available as well.  A boat ramp, fish cleaning station, basketball court, horseshoe pit, hiking trail and playground are located within the park. Reserve your beautiful Army Corps of Engineers campsite here.


Indian Hills KOA – Full Hook up!  It’s water, water everywhere when you stay at this beautiful Lake Cumberland campground, in one of Kentucky’s most scenic recreational areas.

Lake Cumberland lakeside camping sites offer the Best family camping vacations in Kentucky

KOA Cabins

Camp here, and it’s just a mile to the lake shore, boat ramp, Lake Cumberland boat rentals and restaurants. Lake Cumberland Fishing is great, and so is cruising along the lake’s meandering 1,250 mile shoreline. Also be sure to visit the area’s other key water attraction: Cumberland Falls has been dubbed the “Niagara of the South” and is one of the nation’s largest waterfalls. There’s plenty more to do in the area – including Mammoth Cave National Park – and plenty to do right at KOA. Play a set of tennis or team up for some volleyball, then cool off in the outdoor swimming pool. The recreation hall has cable TV and plenty of video games. The KOA also offers absolutely gorgeous cabins for those that do not own an RV or tent.   Pool: May 19 – September 11. Max pull thru: 75 feet. Reserve your KOA Lake Cumberland campsite here!


Foggy Bottom Campground – Open Year Round!   Get away from it all at this lovely, family owned campground located along the Cumberland River.  Lake Cumberland has the best campgrounds with camp sites on both Lake Cumberland and the Cumberland River  Camping at Lake Cumberland has never been better!   Foggy Bottom Campground offers RV & tent campers water, electric, picnic table, fire ring, laundry and bath house.  Located just down the road from the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, boat ramps, and Wolf Creek Dam.  Foggy Bottom Campground also has furnished cabins and a bunkhouse for those that prefer to “camp” indoors.  Call 270-343-2510 for reservations –  Leave a message & someone will return your call.

Indian Hills Resort & Alligator II Marina – Rustic Lakeside Campsites!  Find yourself at the water’s edge on one of our 16 Lake Cumberland campsites, located in the Wolf Creek Recreational Area, are complete with water spigots, shower house, picnic area, playground, and beach swimming. Enjoy Lake Cumberland up close with a great view by reserving one of these tree-covered Lake Cumberland camping sites today. One tent per site. Reserve early, there are only 16 sites! Open mid May – October 1. $25 per night.  Follow this link for more information & reservations.


Pinecrest at Lake Cumberland – Full Hookup  with over 50 Lake Cumberland campsites offering guests a large swimming pool, fishing pond, playground, basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes, laundry facilities and bath house.  For the Cabin renter, Pinecrest at Lake Cumberland has clean, comfortable, one and two bedroom cabins that are ready for the quick weekend getaway, or that week long family vacation you’ve been waiting for, with ALL of the conveniences of home.


Eagles Nest RV Park – Located just off Highway 127 in Jamestown and featuring 10 campsites with electric, dump station and restrooms. 50 and 30 amp electric, water and sewer at every site.  Campground close to Lake Cumberland in Jamestown Kentucky  This is perfect for Lake Cumberland camping when you want to be within 10 minutes of the lake and still in town.  Eagles Nest is located close to Lake Cumberland restaurants, attractions, marinas, and the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  Call 270-566-2249 for reservations and additional information.


Lake Cumberland Shoreline or Island Camping – Primitive Camping on the banks of the beautiful Lake Cumberland!  With 63,000 surface acres and 1,250 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places for primitive camping on Lake Cumberland.  Lake Cumberland primitive lakeside camping  The land surrounding the lake is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and is open public land for Lake Cumberland camping and picnicking.  In addition to the shoreline, Lake Cumberland is home to many islands that are perfect for primitive campsites!

  • Primitive camping is allowed only on designated areas shown on the primitive camping map.  Click here to view the Primitive Camping map (PDF format).
  • Campers are responsible for removing any garbage from their campsite before they leave.
  • Cutting of trees or other vegetation is prohibited.
  • No permanent structures, nails, or other fixtures are allowed on trees.
  • Campers are responsible for their campfires and shall not leave them unattended.
  • Toilets are not available therefore campers should bury waste 6 inches deep and a least 200 feet from the shoreline.
  • There is no fee required for primitive camping.
  • There are no reservations for sites; each site is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The placement of camping equipment on a campsite for the purpose of reserving that site for future use is prohibited.  Personal property left for such a purpose is subject to impounding.  Any property left unattended in excess of twenty-four hours is also subject to impounding.


Hidden Tranquility Ranch & Rescue – Horse Riding & Camping!  A family owned ranch located just 10 minutes from Wolf Creek Dam, on 291 acres of beautiful mountain trails and fields offering trail rides and primitive tent camping with your horse!   Lake Cumberland area equine campground and trail rides On trail rides you can bring your own horses or use one of their very gentle horses.  Great for beginners or advanced riders.  Call 606-387-0435 for information and reservations.


Lake Cumberland is a paradise for camping, fishing, boating and just lazing by the waterside.  Reconnect with nature your family and friends – Go camping – In a tent, RV, or one of our many luxury cabins (for those that like “camping” indoors).  “Camping is one activity where all ages can reconnect with each other and with the basics of life. While camping, we experience the unique elements of nature: cold air, dark night, warm fire, and bright stars. Life is simple here”.  Start Planning your Next “Best Vacation Ever.”

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park campground on Lake Cumberland