Kentucky Tourism

General Burnside Island Burnside, KY


General Burnside Island State Park
8801 S. HWY 27
Burnside, KY 42519
Park Manager: Mike Lynn

The public golf course at General Burnside Island State Park is located on an island surrounded by Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY. Brian Ault, designer of Dale Hollow Lake and Hidden Cove, both recognized by Golf Digest, designed this spectacular waterfront layout.

At 6394 yards, the course features Zoysia fairways, bent grass tees and greens. The natural beauty of large boulders highlighting the landscape at hole 6 will set you up for a beautiful view atop the back tee. In 2009 this state park golf course received the 1st place Commonwealth Journal Readers Choice Award as the "Best Places To Play Golf."  General Burnside Island State Park golf course was recognized in Kentucky Living magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards! Hall of Fame, Golf Course: First place Click here to visit General Burnside Island's golf course page.

Like the outdoors? The campground features 94 sites with utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and restrooms, and a dump station. Pitch a tent or park an RV. Camp open April 1st – October 31st. Pets are allowed if restrained.

Click here for Camping Reservations!

Fishing and Boating


Plan your fishing trip and improve your success with the helpful KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fishing forecast.
Click here to view. Adobe PDF Document


Nearby Lake Cumberland State Dock is located at the heart of the world capital of houseboating. Enjoy their renowned southern hospitality and luxurious houseboats as optional accommodations.

Click here to visit their web site.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Open April 1 - Nov 12

Golf Course
Open all year, weather permitting.