With more than 1,200 miles of federally protected shoreline spanning 65,000+ acres, Lake Cumberland is a year-round water playground and one of the largest lakes in the eastern United States. Renowned as the Houseboat Capital of the World, Lake Cumberland offers world-class boating (houseboats, pontoons, fishing boats and ski boats are available for rental), fishing, jet-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, swimming, camping, hiking, biking, photography, birding, wildlife observation, miniature golfing and picnicking.
Also known for its abundant striped bass and crappie fishing, the state-record 58-pound striped bass was caught here, and 40 and 50-pounders are caught regularly. Pristine, abundant fishing spots can be found below Wolf Creek Dam, recognized as one of the top fly-fishing areas for rainbow and brown trout in the country.
Breathtaking sights can be found atop the mile-long, landmark Wolf Creek Dam and along the hiking trails circumventing the natural shoreline, where bald eagles are frequently spotted.
Lake Cumberland is home to two state parks. General Burnside State Park is uniquely positioned on an island in the middle of the lake and includes an 18-hole golf course, 102-site campground and six-lane boat ramp. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park offers premium lodging with the 63-room Lure Lodge featuring lakeside Rowena Landing Restaurant and a year-round indoor pool, as well as private cottages.
Numerous hotels, homes, cottages, cabins and campgrounds provide lodging options on or near the lake to suit any taste.