Written by: Danielle Wilson
You already know how much there is to do in the warmer months at Lake Cumberland, the Houseboat Capital of the World, with boating, camping and certainly some of the best fishing in Kentucky. But don’t let cold weather stop you from enjoying the lake and surrounding area.
Winter is a great time for a romantic getaway or to hunker down with the family and friends in a cozy Lake Cumberland cabin. Lure Lodge in Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland is open year-round with 63 rooms and full amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, a majestic lobby fireplace and the Rowena Landing Restaurant (available for takeout only until further notice). If a cozy cabin getaway is more your style, 29 cabins are available year-round, some with fireplaces…the perfect home base for outdoor activities, hiking, birding, exploring and for the die-hard anglers, winter fishing on beautiful Lake Cumberland.
If you are looking to drop your hook, Lake Cumberland is a great spot for winter fishing. Smallmouths and other species are still biting in the deep cold waters. Come prepared with your patience and with safety and warmth in mind. One of the expert local Lake Cumberland Fishing Guides can help you find the best spots, give you some tips for lures and they may also help you with boat rentals and docking.
Lake Cumberland, Kentucky is known as a fisherman’s paradise. Great fishing is always on the calendar at Lake Cumberland and the Cumberland River tributaries and the impressive variety of fish species make fishing a year round experience…somethings always biting!!
While you in the area, check out the Wolf Creek Dam and National Fish Hatchery Visitor and Environmental Education Center, where you will see local underwater species, explore the inner workings of an active honey bee hive and meet Dale, the lifelike animatronic fish biologist. The center is open year-round.
If you’re interested in fly fishing, you may be interested in the Second Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics with Mark Lambert. Check in with the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for the schedules and registrations.
Now is the time to think ahead to warmer weather activities and start planning ahead for your Lake Cumberland houseboat vacation. You’ll not want to miss our annual Lake Cumberland Raft Up the first week of August or the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run Poker Run mid June each year. It’s never too early to reserve your Lake Cumberland cabin rental, RV Campgrounds or camp sites in Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and many lake cabins, hotels and inns in the surrounding areas.