ROAD ADVENTURES HOT SPOT: LAKE CUMBERLAND STATE RESORT PARK - JAMESTOWN, KY
Paddling, caving, boating, birding, geocaching, museums, golf, horses, and more! If you are ready for a week of fun and adventure, you will want to check out Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. This beautiful park is one of the most beautiful, popular state parks in Kentucky, and after reading our hot spot blog, you will see why!
Read below to gather inspiration for your future Road Adventures by Mark Wahlberg getaway to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park!
Any season offers exceptional viewing prospects of raptors which include the red-tailed hawk, coopers hawk, American kestrel, great horned owl, barred owl and screech owl. Autumn and winter seem to be the prime viewing times of the wood duck, green heron, great blue heron, belted kingfisher, whip-poor-will and the mallard that reside along the lake shore. Numerous species come to life in the spring and summer such as gold finches, eastern bluebirds, cardinals, wrens, tufted titmice, hummingbirds, pileated woodpeckers, and many other beautiful species.
Disc golf is played like traditional golf. Instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw a flying disc or frisbee®. The sport which was first played formally in the early 1970’s, shares with “ball golf” the goal of completing a hole in the fewest number of strokes-or throws! Disc golf shares many of the same joys, and challenges as traditional “ball” golf, whether you’re sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. However, there are a number of key differences. First, disc golf at Lake Cumberland does not require a greens fee or a cart rental. With disc golf, you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” Disc golf can be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, and is an inexpensive sport.
With 50,250 acres, Lake Cumberland has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish, and walleye. The fishing is better than normal after the level reduction to 37,000 acres. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Forget your gear? Fishing equipment can be checked out at the PERCH year-round.
Rowena Landing Restaurant
Enjoy gorgeous lakeside scenery while dining in the restaurant. As a supporter of the Kentucky Proud program, this restaurant uses local meats and produce when available and also serves Kentucky wine and spirits in the restaurant and The Wake Zone lounge.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland has 75 campsites (11 utility hook-ups and 64 primitive sites) available with 3 service building supplying showers and restrooms. They are also pet friendly! So be sure to bring your dogs along for the fun!