Points of Interest Around the Lake Cumberland Area
- Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Scenic area, trails, horseback riding, canoeing, whitewater rafting, 105,000 wilderness acres.
For more information, call the Bandy Creek Visitor’s Center at (432) 286-7275.
- Yahoo Falls
(in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area)
The tallest waterfall in Kentucky (over 100 feet tall), beautiful scenery, picnic areas, trails.
- Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Scenic train ride to Blue Heron mining camp.
- Bill’s Riding Stables
Horseback riding in the Cumberland Falls area.
Located on Highway 90 between Hwy 27 and Cumberland Falls State Park.
- Black Walnut Nature Trail
A self-guided study in nature overlooking the lake at the Corps of Engineers Visitors Center. Lake Cumberland's Visitor Center is located at 855 Boat Dock Road Somerset, KY, if you have any questions call (606) 679-6337
- Creelsboro Natural Arch (The Rockhouse)
A Natural Bridge Arch of solid limestone over 300 million years old. National Natural Landmark.
For information about the area, call Russell County Tourism at (270) 866-4333.
- Cumberland Falls State Park
Visit historic Dupont Lodge or stay in one of their cozy guest cabins. Hiking trails, horseback riding, spectacular views, picnic sites, and one of only two MOONBOWS in the entire world! For more information and current moonbow dates, visit their website, or call the Cumberland Falls State Park at (606) 528-4121 or 1-800-325-0063.
- Daniel Boone National Forest
Hiking trails, camping, horseback riding, fishing.
Call the Stearns Ranger District for more information at (606) 376-5323
- Natural Arch
(in Daniel Boone National Forest)
Natural stone arch, hiking trails, picnic areas.
KY 927 just off US 27 south of Burnside.
- Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Two Lodges, indoor pool, tennis courts, exercise room, horseback riding, meeting room, restaurant, gift shop, jacuzzi, grocery, mini golf, par 3 golf course and coach parking available. Pets not allowed.
800-325-1709 or (270) 343-3111
- Mill Springs Battlefield National Historical Landmark
Union burial ground KY 80 in Nancy, KY nearby Zollicoffer Park, mass Confederate grave and monument
- Mill Springs Mill
For more information, click here.
Historical site. Waterwheel is the world’s largest still in operation. Mill grinding begins each Memorial Weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays at 2 p.m.)
Off KY 90 in Wayne County.
- Sheltowee Trace Outfitters
Whitewater rafting and canoe trips.
P.O. Box 1060, Whitley City, KY 42653
- Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association (SEKTDA)
Provides information about recreation, dining, lodging, events, culture/arts, history, museums, scenic drives, etc. for the entire Kentucky' Highland and Waterways Region. Click here to visit the SEKTDA website.
- Wolf Creek Dam
Over 1 mile long landmark which forms Lake Cumberland from the Cumberland River providing hydro-electrical power and flood control.
- Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Come tour the hatchery and fish for trout in the stream below the hatchery. For more information call the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at (270) 343-3797 or click here for their website.