Written by: Janette Marson
The beautiful campground at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park opens back up March 12, 2021. Camping at Lake Cumberland has never been better! Not only is Lake Cumberland State Resort Park one of the best Kentucky campgrounds, but they have really made improvements and added 11 full hook-up Lake Cumberland campsites and added new ADA campsites as well each of the full hook-up sites (water, electric & sewer) allow a total of 8 people per campsite. Lake Cumberland campsites that have water, sewer and electric are #105 – #112. The brand new ADA campsites at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park are #001 – #003. The Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has a total of 129 beautiful campsites and all have water & electric.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park campground remains open from mid March through November each year. This year the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Camper Appreciation Weekend will be April 23 – 25, 2021 and Lake Cumberland camping families can receive a promotional discount of two nights for the price of 1.
The Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is located in Jamestown, Kentucky at 5465 State Park Road. In addition to a beautiful campground the park also has a lakeside hotel and several luxury cabin styles to choose from. For additional information or hotel/cabin reservations, call the park at 270-343-3111.
Things to Do
Country Store/Nature Center
Plan to do some shopping while visiting Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. The Country Store, located just outside the Lake Cumberland campground, offers a large selection of gift/souvenir items to help you remember this unforgettable trip! We also have most of your last-minute recreational items covered for camping, swimming, hiking and fishing. Need something to do during your stay at our park? Go no further! We have an 18-hole mini golf course and fishing pole rentals available. There is something here for everyone. Closed November 1 – March 15.
Any season offers exceptional viewing prospects of raptors which include the red-tailed hawk, coopers hawk, American kestrel, great horned owl, barred owl and screech owl. Autumn and winter seem to be the prime viewing times of the wood duck, green heron, great blue heron, belted kingfisher, whip-poor-will and the mallard that reside along the lake shore. Numerous species come to life in the spring and summer such as gold finches, eastern bluebirds, cardinals, wrens, tufted titmice, hummingbirds, pileated woodpeckers, and many other beautiful species.
Excellent birding opportunities exist throughout the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, but of special note are the numerous nesting chimney swifts high in the cliff walls of the boat ramp road. Flocks of turkey vultures also gather and roost in the hardwoods along the State Dock road every evening near dusk. Wild turkey can be seen in or near the hardwoods and along the scenic trails throughout the park.
Lake Cumberland “The Houseboat Capital of the World” is a paradise for the water sports enthusiast. The State Dock Marina offers 100 open slips, rental fishing boats, pontoon boats, houseboats, and ski boats. Contact State Dock – www.statedock.com, or 1-888-782-8336 (888-STATE DOCK). Open April through October.
The park’s 129-site Lake Cumberland campground offers utility hookups, three central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, two dump stations, and a grocery nearby. Closed November 1st through March 15th.
Disc golf is played like traditional golf. Instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw a flying disc or frisbee®. The sport which was first played formally in the early 1970’s, shares with “ball golf” the goal of completing a hole in the fewest number of strokes-or throws! Disc golf shares many of the same joys, and challenges as traditional “ball” golf, whether you’re sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. However, there are a number of key differences. First, disc golf at Lake Cumberland does not require a greens fee or a cart rental. With disc golf, you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” Disc golf can be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, and is an inexpensive sport.
With 50,250 acres, Lake Cumberland has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish, and walleye. The fishing is better than normal after the level reduction to 37,000 acres. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Forget your gear? Fishing equipment can be checked out at the Country Store year-round.
For information on nearby Hatchery Creek, located at Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, click here.
If you love geocaching then Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is the place to be. There are numerous quality caches on the park and are just waiting to be found! Grab your GPS and make your way to N 36° 55.822 W 085° 02.425 for some outdoor caching fun!
Enjoy the beauty of the beech, oak and hickory forests and scenic lake overlooks on two park hiking trails. A four-mile loop trail around the Lure Lodge area, and a 1.5-mile trail (one-way, 3 miles total distance including return) with a lake overlook near the park entrance (parking available).
For a day of just “putting around,” the 18-hole miniature golf course is perfect for family fun. Course is open year-round. RATES Ages 13 & Older: $4.00 Children 5-12: $3.00 Children 4 & under: Free
The picnic grounds have tables, grills, and playgrounds for family outings. A picnic shelter has tables, grills, water, and electric; and may be reserved for rental up to one year in advance. Fee for shelter rental.
Playgrounds for the youngsters can be found in the lodge area.
The indoor pool complex at Lure Lodge features a temperature-controlled pool with a hot tub and a game room.
Indoor Pool Hours 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST
Open year-round. The indoor pool area is available to lodge and cottage guests only.
Book Your Best Lake Cumberland Vacation at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park either in the lakeside hotel/lodge, luxury cabins, or the beautiful Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Campground. For information be sure to call the park at 270-343-3111.