Shoreline Management

Scenic view of Lake Cumberland and the shorleineLake Cumberland

Shoreline Management Plan 

(December 2012)

The update of the Lake Cumberland Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) has been approved. This plan provides policies and guidelines for the effective long-range management of the shoreline resources of the lake. The key objective of the plan is to balance private shoreline uses with the preservation of the natural environmental conditions of the lake.

The draft plan was posted on the Internet and copies were provided to interested parties. Public workshops were held in April 2002 to discuss changes to the plan. These meetings were well attended by the public, and the participants raised various issues relating to the plan. Comments concerning the draft plan were also taken in writing and via the Internet.

The 2002 review/update of the Lake Cumberland SMP proposed only a few minor changes to the existing plan based on input from the public meetings and additional comments from adjacent property owners, public officials, environmental groups and the general public. As a whole, the public continues to support keeping the shoreline free from additional private exclusive use such as individual and community docks.

Any information regarding Lake Cumberland Shoreline Mangement Plan update visit the Natural Resource Management Office at 855 Boat Dock Road Somerset, KY 42501, call 606-679-6337, or view a copy here