Russell Springs

Experience all the excitement of the “Gateway to Lake Cumberland” in Russell Springs, with its easy access to boating, year-round and record-setting fishing, and annual mountain-favorite festivals deep in the heart of Appalachian highlands.

Cruise the open waters with a premier houseboat from the world’s largest houseboat rental fleet and dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants on Lake Cumberland. Go for an angling record at nearby Wolf Creek Dam, one of the top fly-fishing spots in the United States, where numerous Kentucky trout records have been set. Or cast away at one-of-a-kind Hatchery Creek, a unique man-made, 47-foot descending creek with boulder-strewn stop pools that frequently attract trophy-sized trout.

Then relax with a stroll down historic Main Street, home to local dining and shopping venues, including Mammy Frog’s Diner and the Russell Springs Antique Mall. Make sure to stick around for seasonal festivities, such as the Festival at The Springs Country Music & BBQ Cookoff Fall Spectacular, the Halloween Bash Demolition Derby and the locally loved downtown Christmastime Parade.

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