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Contact Information

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 temporarily using appointment system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center located in Somerset, Kentucky, is accepting visitors by appointment only through the end of 2020 as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The public is asked to call the Visitor’s Center at 606-679-6337 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, to make an appointment before traveling to its location at 855 Boat Dock Road in Somerset.

“We are temporarily making appointments to safeguard our staff and visitors as Coronavirus cases have been on the rise locally,” said Jonathan Friedman, Lake Cumberland resource manager. “The public can call, and if prompted, leave a message. One of our staff members will call back and make arrangements.”

The Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center plans to reassess its appointment policy at the end of December 2020.

 

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

Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin
12/10/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management,...
Deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel
8/28/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2020) – The deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel today during a ceremony at the...
Corps volunteers build bluebird boxes for Corps of Engineers recreational facilities
8/13/2020
GORDANSVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2020) – A group of volunteers and campers recently partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers from Cordell Hull Lake to assemble...
USACE campground sports new Splash Pad for fun and excitement
7/28/2020
JAMESTOWN, KY. (July 28, 2020) The word is out. One of the best way to beat the heat in the Lake Cumberland summer sun is to splash the day away in the refreshing sprinkles of a splash pad...
Wigner named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2020
7/23/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Ryan Wigner, civil engineer in the Water Resources Section within the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District...

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