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Kendall Campground, including Kendall Forest Campground (Kendall Annex), will be open for the 2022 recreation season beginning March 31 and will remain in operation through November 27, 2022. 

SPECIAL MESSAGE - River sites 43-53 will be closed due to erosion of the access road. Site 54A will be closed and utilized as a turn-around point. In addition, the tailwater launching ramp at Kendall Day Use is no longer useable due to erosion from the increased discharge at Wolf Creek Dam. The ramp will remain closed until repairs are made. Please contact the Lake Cumberland Resource Manager's Office at (606) 679-6337 with any questions.

Portions of Kendall Recreation Area are closed at this time for the 2019 recreation season due to high water events we experienced in February 2019.  Impacted areas include: Campsites 43-53 and 54A as well as the Tailwater Boat Ramp.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION, or locate further information, contact the reservation line toll-free at 1-877-444-6777. This telephone service is available from March 1 to October 31 between the hours of 10am - Midnight EST and from November 1st through the last day of February between the hours of 10 am - 10 pm (EST). You can also find information and make reservations online at

DON'T MOVE FIREWOOD:  The Nashville District Corps of Engineers has prohibited the transport of any firewood into recreation areas that is not USDA certified heat treated. This policy is in effort to prevent the loss of forested public resources at our recreation areas. It is known that forest pests, like the emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle, are transported to new areas through cut firewood. These insects have the potential to drastically impact our forest When picnicking at this recreation area, purchase your firewood from a vendor who sells certified heat-treated firewood. Don't bring firewood from home. To help prevent the spread of the Emerald ash borer and other forest pests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prohibiting firewood that is non certified heat-treated firewood. Visit or for further information.landscapes. 

To help prevent the spread of devastating pest insects, purchase your firewood from a vendor that sells USDA certified heat treated firewood. This heat treating processes is proven to effectively eliminate any threat of pest insects. Visit for further information.

Kendall Campground

Kendall Recreation Area is a multi-use recreation area enveloping 70 acres alongside the Cumberland River on the downstream side of Wolf Creek Dam. Within Kendall there are 115 reservable campsites, all of which have water and electric hookups. The campground is highly forested with well shaded campsites available for your comfort. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. A group day-use picnic shelter with water and electric hookups is available as well. Kendall Recreation Area also has two large playgrounds, several picnic sites adjacent to the Cumberland River, a hiking trail, a fish cleaning station, and a refreshment concessionaire known as the "Snack Shack." 

Kendall is the largest recreation area managed by the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Cumberland. Because of its amenities and location, it is quite the desirable destination for camping recreation. Making reservations in advance is highly recommended. 

There are two boat-launching ramps nearby, one with the recreation area below Wolf Creek Dam serving access to the Cumberland River and the other above the Dam serving access to the main lake reservoir. Kendall also offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The trout stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery which is located on-site directly adjacent to Kendall Recreation Area.

This recreation area is located approximately ten (10) miles west of Jamestown, KY on Highway 127 below Wolf Creek Dam at:

80 Kendall Road
Jamestown, KY 42629

To take the Lake Cumberland Virtual Tour please click here

For a map of Kendall Campground and campground regulations please click the image below.

Lake Cumberland: Kendall recreation area