Written by: Ray Peabody
At Lake Cumberland, there are so many opportunities to share our beautiful natural resources with a veteran, your family and loved ones. This holiday does indeed mark the beginning of great weather and the fun and relaxation of outdoor activities—Lake Cumberland offers the best in water sports, boating, camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding…and much, much more.
Houseboat Capital of the World and Best Fishing in Kentucky are just two of the bragging rights for our beautiful vacation and recreation destination. With multiple marinas and boat ramps you’ll find it easy and convenient to put your own boat in the lake or find houseboats, pontoons, kayaks and canoe rentals for the day or weekend.
State Dock Marina near Jamestown, Kentucky is celebrating the Memorial Day Weekend and kicking off summer fun with festivities and live entertainment on Saturday May 28.
Summer on Lake Cumberland is the perfect time to earn your own fishing bragging rights – some of the record holding fish in the country were caught right here in Lake Cumberland. Lake Cumberland provides many coves and other natural environments for many species of fish and fishing is great year-round.
Mark your calendars for the 34th Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby on June 4 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. This free event is one of the largest fishing derbies for children under the age of 16 in the country and promises a fun, family-oriented day of activities.
If you’re in the area on May 21, don’t miss the fun at Lake, Rattle & Roll on Monument Square in Jamestown. Vintage boats, live entertainment, lots of vendors and fireworks are the perfect festival kick-off for the Lake Cumberland boating season.
Lake Cumberland is a perfect for a nature getaway with campsites, hiking trails, bicycle trails, horseback riding and simply enjoying nature. Lure Lodge at Lake Cumberland Resort Park near Jamestown offers 63 rooms, a beautiful dining room and an indoor swimming pool and many other amenities. It’s not too soon to make reservations for camping, RV and cabin rentals.