NR 17-40: Lake Cumberland’s Lakeview Boat Ramp closing for season

Published Oct. 27, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Lakeview Boat Ramp at Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Ky., officially closed yesterday.  The boat ramp area will be used for the Corps of Engineers’ debris collection program for staging and processing large wood collected from Lake Cumberland and its shoreline.

“We regret the early closure, but believe it will decrease the amount of floating wood debris in the lake come springtime, and make for better boating conditions and recreational experiences,” said Mike Boles, Natural Resource manager. 

Boles encourages the public to have patience and understanding during this time and said alternative boat ramps exist nearby in the Waitsboro Recreation Area and General Burnside State Park.  For additional information, please contact the Lake Cumberland Natural Resource Management Office at 606-679-6337.

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Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 17-052