US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Make a Reservation


Historical water levels have impacted the area to a point where it cannot operate as scheduled. The last time Waitsboro experienced such significant pool elevations, the area was closed for the entire season to facilitate repairs and debris removal. The Lake Cumberland Resource Management Staff will notify the Public immediately with any update to this closure.

Contact the reservation line toll-free at 1-877-444-6777 between 10 a.m. to midnight Eastern Standard Time between March 1 and Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST between Nov. 1 and end of February for information or to make a reservation. Call centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Group sales for ticketing is closed on Sundays. You can also get information and make reservations online here at

Waitsboro Campground

Waitsboro Recreation Area has twenty-two (22) campsites that will accommodate tents and RV’s. Most sites are available with electric and water hook-ups. Many of the sites are located along the main lake with foot access to the water. This recreation area is located just off of Highway 27, North of Burnside, KY and near Burnside Marina by way of water.

500 Waitsboro Road
Somerset, KY 42501

For a map of Waitsboro Recreation Area and campground regulations please click the image below.

Lake Cumberland: Waitsboro recreation area