Family fun boating in Kentucky on Lake Cumberland

If you’re looking for a fun-filled vacation of boating in Kentucky, nothing beats Lake Cumberland.  Easily accessible from the Cumberland Parkway, Lake Cumberland is 101 miles long with 1,255 miles of wooded shoreline and more than 63,000 acres of open water and relaxing coves.

Four full-service marinas on the western or northern side of Lake Cumberland provide easy access to our crystal clear lake.  An abundance of boat slips, fuel piers, restaurants and ship stores make for an easy launch for your fun day of boating, skiing, fishing and just good laid back fun on Lake Cumberland.  For a list of marinas, check out

Lake Cumberland's many marinas offer boat rentals, dockage and provisioning

Many of the marinas on Lake Cumberland offer a selection of boat rentals, so if you are traveling in for a weekend or planning a vacation of boating in Kentucky, there is no need to trailer your own because Lake Cumberland boat rentals are easy to arrange, from jet skis or pontoons, to ski boats, fishing boats, or family-sized luxury houseboats.

For an even more memorable experience of boating in Kentucky, plan to be on Lake Cumberland in early August for one of the most popular events, the Lake Cumberland Raft Up. Located in the Shinbone area of Lake Cumberland, about two miles west of Conley Bottom Marina, boats begin arriving in the morning around 10 am for a full day of music and revelry. In 2010 the Lake Cumberland Raft Up set the Guinness World Record for the number of boats tied up in a single raft up.

Lake Cumberland Raft Up, the world's largest is an annual event

Another great event on the water is the Lake Cumberland Poker Run. Featuring fast boats, great food and live music on Friday and Saturday evening, this year’s event will be September 8th and 9th at State Dock.

For places to stay at the end of a beautiful day of boating, skiing or diving, or enjoying these signature events, consider Lake Cumberland cabin rentals or our other lodging including hotels near Lake Cumberland, visit to see our many options.

Lake Cumberland State Park and many marinas offer cabin rentals