Written by: Danielle Wilson
The weatherman may forecast showers, but there are still things to do at Lake Cumberland, Kentucky!
Jamestown, Kentucky is home to the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery which produces 1 million Brown Trout, Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat Trout. At the Hatchery you’ll come face to face with the region’s underwater friends, explore karst terrain, see the inner workings of an active honey bee hive, and meet Dale, the lifelike animatronic fish biologist—all by stepping into the unique and exciting exhibit hall at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center.
Much more awaits the entire family in a fun and engaging educational journey through the center—located on a working trout hatchery at the base of Wolf Creek Dam and beautiful Lake Cumberland. Visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery and fish the well-stocked creek below the hatchery. A theater, gift shop, picnic areas, wheelchair accessible fishing ramp, special events, and nearby camping and lodging make Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery a destination not to be missed.
Don’t forget to check out our gift shop operated by the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Inc. The shop offers a wide array of books, pins, fishing bait and light tackle, home decor and more – all designed with an outdoor/environmental education theme in mind. All proceeds from sales in the shop are used to help support the hatchery, its mission and environmental education and outreach needs. Take time to learn more about the hatchery; we offer a scavenger hunt for younger kids and a new adventure called Questing! Inquire at the front desk for more information.
Another Lake Cumberland popular attraction is Mini Indy Go Karts & Family Fun Center in Jamestown, Kentucky. Mini Indy of course has loads to do outside, but when it rains, come in and test your skill against the best Video Games and then Redeem your Winnings for Great Prizes! When the sun comes out, be sure to try out the incredible Go Karts and full Miniature Golf Course.
Russell Springs & Jamestown Kentucky have some wonderful little antique and specialty shops that you will definitely enjoy if you like shopping! Check out the listing for Boutiques, Antiques and Specialty Shops right here.