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Country Store

Plan to do some shopping while visiting Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. A large selection of Kentucky crafted products are available, such as pottery, jewelry, candles, jams, candies, coffee, sauces including bourbon flavored varieties and Kentucky Proud Food items. Numerous books are available by Kentucky authors covering a wide range of interest. The Country Store also offers a variety of themed clothing and household/beauty products. We have most of your last minute recreational items covered to for camping, swimming, hiking and fishing. There is something here for everyone. The Country Store also offers a variety of packaged malt beverage products.  No sales of alcohol on Sunday. Packaged malt beverage products purchased on sight, may not be consumed on premise (Campground Store) or in violation of public consumption laws. 

November 1 - April 15
Monday - Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

April 16 - October 31
Sunday through Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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.

* Boat hook ups are not available at this time.

Contact State Dock -, or 1-888-782-8336 (888-STATE DOCK). Open April through October.


The park’s 129-site campground offers utility hookups, three central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, laundry facilities, two dump stations, and a grocery nearby. Open year round but water is turned off from November 1st through March 15th.

Disc Golf

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 Country Store 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).

Miniature Golf

For a day of just "putting around," the 18-hole miniature golf course is perfect for family fun. Course is open year-round. RATES Ages 13 & Older: $4.00 Children 5-12: $3.00 Children 4 & under: Free


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.


The indoor pool complex at Lure Lodge features a temperature-controlled pool with a hot tub and a game room.

Indoor Pool / Spa Hours - 9am to 10pm
Open year-round. The indoor pool area is available to lodge and cottage guests only.

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.