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General Burnside Island Things To Do


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Boating
A marina next to the park has everything you need for a great day on the lake: rental slips, rental fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, and houseboats are offered. A six-lane launching ramp at the park provides you with the perfect access to a fun-filled day on the lake. $ for rentals.

Camping
Cool lake breezes and beautiful views make camping at General Burnside a great getaway. The campground features 94 sites with utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, and a dump station. The campground is open April 1 - October 31. Closed Nov 1 - Mar 31

Fishing
Lake Cumberland provides some of the best fishing in the United States. Fish for crappie (10-inch size limit), largemouth and smallmouth bass (15-inch size limit) and striped bass (24-inch size limit and two fish daily limit).

A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Golf
An 18-hole regulation golf course with a pro shop, pull carts, riding carts, and rental clubs is available. The completely renovated golf course at General Burnside Island is surrounded by Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY.

Picnicking
General Burnside extends you an invitation to enjoy great facilities for your next picnic outing. Picnic tables, grills, and a playground are available. Two picnic shelters (one with rest rooms) are available for rental up to one year in advance.

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