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855 Boat Dock Road Somerset, KY 42501
606-679-6337
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM -4:30 PM
lakecumberland@usace.army.mil

Lake Cumberland

Aerial view of Lake CumberlandWelcome to Lake Cumberland

The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Lake Cumberland, the second largest lake in the Cumberland River System.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have many opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, canoe, hike, and enjoy the outdoors.

Lake Cumberland belongs to you.  Treat our lake and surrounding area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive.  Enjoy yourself, have a safe visit, and come again.

Lake Cumberland's Natural Resource Management Office is located at 855 Boat Dock Road in Somerset, Ky. The zip code is 42501. The office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Please feel free to call our office as well at 606-679-6337.

Lake Cumberland Announcements

Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center set to reopen

SOMERSET, Ky. (March 25, 2021) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center in Somerset, Kentucky, is reopening to visitors Thursday, April 1, 2021. The office previously only accepted visitors by appointment only as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

In accordance with COVID-19 policies and procedures, masks and social distancing are still required when entering the building.

The public can reach the Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center at 606-679-6337 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, for more information. It is located at 855 Boat Dock Road, Somerset, KY, 42501.

(The public can follow Lake Cumberland on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lakecumberland.)  

 

Nashville District announces new firewood policy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 

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Lake Cumberland News

Planning for possibility of falling in cold water a life saver
12/16/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2021) – While no one plans on falling into cold water when visiting a Corps lake, planning for the possibility could be a life saver!...
Nashville District works on relationship building with marina stakeholders
11/17/2021
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2021) – A Corps of Engineers team met with marina concessionaires today to provide updates on programs and processes and to build a better working relationship with open...
Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day
9/28/2021
SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community...
Sahl becomes 67th commander of Nashville District
7/1/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2021) – Lt. Col. Joe M. Sahl took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard...
Nashville District dams saved $1.8 billion in March flooding
6/15/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2021) – The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin prevented an estimated $1.8 billion of flood damages during the late March flood event...

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