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Day Use Fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Cumberland charges a day use fee at selected areas. The recreation areas on Lake Cumberland charging these fees are Waitsboro, Fishing Creek, Cumberland Point, Halcomb’s Landing, Kendall and Fall Creek. These areas offer some or all of the following: playgrounds, boat launching ramps, bathrooms, picnic sites and picnic shelters. The day-use fees are $5.00.  

America the Beautiful pass holders can enter these recreation areas for free as long as their pass is properly displayed in a hang tag.   

A paid camping permit from a Corps operated campground will entitle the holder to use any designated day use facility without paying the day user fee on the day for which the camping permit is valid.

Annual Passes

Corps of Engineers Day Use Annual Passes are available for sale year round at the Lake Cumberland Resource Manager's Office and at the following campgrounds during their open season: Waitsboro, Fishing Creek, Cumberland Point and Kendall Campgrounds.  Annual Passes cost $40.00. The Corps of Engineers both honor and sell the America The Beautiful Pass for access into day use areas.   

The Interagency Annual Pass is available for $80 and provides entrance to more than 2,000 recreation fee areas from the date of issue.  This pass is accepted by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

The Senior Pass is available through the America the Beautiful program for $10 and is valid for lifetime to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 62 or older.  It allows entrance to the five federal agencies recreation areas as well as a half priced site at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer campground. 

The Access pass through USGS America the Beautiful program is available free of charge for applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of any age that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability.

Military Annual pass is offered to current U.S. military members and dependents for free.

Every Kid in a Park Pass is an annual pass available free of charge with a paper voucher from the Every Kid in a Park website.  Every Kid in the Park Pass covers entrance fees to recreation areas.

American the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes

For more information regarding purchase of an America the Beautiful  Pass, please visit the USGS Website or contact 1-888-275-8747, press 1. 

You can also stop by the Lake Cumberland Natural Resource Management Office at 855 Boat Dock Road Somerset, Kentucky or by phone at 1-606-679-6337.