- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
5465 State Park Rd.
Jamestown, KY 42629
Southern Kentucky Vacations
DescriptionTop Five Things to Do
1. Take a hike on one of our trails to enjoy the beauty of our park, the abundant wildlife and scenic views.
2. Experience the relaxing views of Lake Cumberland from Lure Lodge, the overlook or your very own balcony.
3. View sunrise or sunsets from your lodge room, cottage or campsite.
4. Explore the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor and Environmental Education Center.
5. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Rowena Landing Restaurant.
Lodging & Camping
The 63-room Lure Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland offers full amenities. Wireless internet access is now available in the lodge and in all cottages. The indoor pool complex offers year round fun and Lake Cumberland fishing never disappoints. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. The park also has 29 cottages available. Lodge room check-out by 11 a.m., cabin check-out by 10 a.m. local time. We are now pet friendly. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage. Lake Cumberland also has 75 campsites (11 utility hook-ups and 64 primitive sites) available with 3 service building supplying showers and restrooms. Primitive camping is year round.
Rowena Landing Restaurant
Enjoy gorgeous lakeside scenery while dining in the restaurant. As a supporter of the Kentucky Proud program, we use local meats and produce when available and now serve Kentucky wine and spirits in the restaurant and The Wake Zone lounge.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Wake Zone lounge is not open at this time.
Lake Cumberland provides the perfect ambiance for every event! A meeting room is adjacent to the dining room in Lure Lodge. For more information about hosting a group or wedding CLICK HERE.
Things to Do
PERCH (Park’s Environmental Recreation Conservation Headquarters)
Recreation, Nature, Trails, Camping, Aquatics
Offers interactive nature displays as well as most of your last-minute recreational items covered for camping, swimming, hiking and fishing.
We have an 18-hole mini golf course and fishing pole rentals available.
Any season offers exceptional viewing prospects of raptors which include the red-tailed hawk, coopers hawk, American kestrel, great horned owl, barred owl and screech owl. Autumn and winter seem to be the prime viewing times of the wood duck, green heron, great blue heron, belted kingfisher, whip-poor-will and the mallard that reside along the lake shore. Numerous species come to life in the spring and summer such as gold finches, eastern bluebirds, cardinals, wrens, tufted titmice, hummingbirds, pileated woodpeckers, and many other beautiful species.
Excellent birding opportunities exist throughout the park, but of special note are the numerous nesting chimney swifts high in the cliff walls of the boat ramp road. Flocks of turkey vultures also gather and roost in the hardwoods along the State Dock road every evening near dusk. Wild turkey can be seen in or near the hardwoods and along the scenic trails throughout the park.
Lake Cumberland "The Houseboat Capital of the World" is a paradise for the water sports enthusiast. The marina offers 100 open slips, rental fishing boats, pontoon boats, houseboats, and ski boats. Contact State Dock - www.statedock.com, or 1-888-782-8336 (888-STATE DOCK). Open April through October.
* Boat hook ups are not available at this time.
Disc golf is played like traditional golf. Instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw a flying disc or frisbee®. The sport which was first played formally in the early 1970’s, shares with “ball golf” the goal of completing a hole in the fewest number of strokes-or throws! Disc golf shares many of the same joys, and challenges as traditional “ball” golf, whether you’re sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. However, there are a number of key differences. First, disc golf at Lake Cumberland does not require a greens fee or a cart rental. With disc golf, you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” Disc golf can be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, and is an inexpensive sport.
With 50,250 acres, Lake Cumberland has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish, and walleye. The fishing is better than normal after the level reduction to 37,000 acres. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Forget your gear? Fishing equipment can be checked out at the PERCH year-round.
For information on nearby Hatchery Creek, located at Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, click here.
If you love geocaching then Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is the place to be. There are numerous quality caches on the park and are just waiting to be found! Grab your GPS and make your way to N 36° 55.822 W 085° 02.425 for some outdoor caching fun!
Enjoy the beauty of the beech, oak and hickory forests and scenic lake overlooks on two park hiking trails. A four-mile loop trail around the Lure Lodge area, and a 1.5-mile trail (one-way, 3 miles total distance including return) with a lake overlook near the park entrance (parking available).
For a day of just "putting around," the 18-hole miniature golf course is perfect for family fun.
The picnic grounds have tables, grills, and playgrounds for family outings. A picnic shelter has tables, grills, water, and electric; and may be reserved for rental up to one year in advance. Fee for shelter rental.
Playgrounds for the youngsters can be found in the lodge area.
For lodge guests, the indoor pool complex at Lure Lodge features a temperature-controlled pool with a hot tub and a game room.
Indoor pool, spa and game room hours
Monday / Sunday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. CST
** Lake Cumberland's community pool is closed until further notice.**
The entire family will enjoy a day of fun and games on the tennis courts adjacent to Lure Lodge. Overnight guests may check out sports equipment.