Written by: Ray Peabody
Summertime at Lake Cumberland is the HOT place to be. Let’s squeeze all the fun we can out of the lazy, crazy days of summer in the cool waters of Lake Cumberland.
Lake Cumberland 2022 Raft-Up August 6, 12:00 – 5:00 EST on the Camp Earl Wallace area of Lake Cumberland.
Relax, get your sun on and enjoy the sounds of Les Masters Band. Bring your own boat and float or look for boat rentals at one of several marinas around the lake. Lake Cumberland is known as the Houseboat Capital of the World, with the largest fleet of houseboat rentals anywhere…what a great way to be part of this annual event. Visit http://www.lakecumberlandraftup.com for details and directions.
School may soon be starting up again, but there is still time to enjoy the warm weather and a late summer vacation getaway. At Lake Cumberland State Resort Park you may enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful Lake Cumberland and accommodations ranging from a luxury hotel and lodge, cabins and cottages and RV and tent camping sites. With its hiking trails, scenic beauty, marinas and access to the lake and some of the best fishing in Kentucky you will appreciate why Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful and popular parks in Kentucky.
Labor Day may mark the end of summer, but not summer fun!
Mark your Calendars for the Lake Cumberland Poker Run September 8-10 at State Dock Marina. This poker run is one of the top five poker runs in the country. For details visit https://statedock.com/explore-state-dock/lake-cumberland-poker-run/.
For those looking for a slower, more peaceful water adventure, the Cumberland River is one of the best Kentucky rivers for kayaking and canoeing. Shuttle services and kayak and canoe rentals are available near Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, with advance reservations recommended.
You may also rent kayaks and canoes at historic Campbell’s Creelsboro Country Store, where a shuttle service is available to take you to the launch at Helm’s Landing and, after a 12 mile float to the take-out point at Winfrey’s Landing, will bring you back to your car. They can also pack a lunch and snacks for your journey!
Life at the lake is good. There’s plenty of time to make Lake Cumberland your warm weather fun destination. The water’s fine – come on in!