About Lake Cumberland
When it comes to vacations, no one has our background. Expansive forests and rolling hills, enhanced by dramatic bluffs, surround the more than 1250 miles of shoreline.
embankment interrupts the flow of the Cumberland River
and backs it up for 101 miles to form Lake Cumberland.
| The River itself is a mavrick among
Kentucky's major streams - it is the only one that flows in a southerly
direction instead of toward the north. Far into the deep valleys of the
Cumberland Mountains the river rises. It run through the Daniel Boone
National Forest, taking the deep plunge that is called Cumberland Falls,
and then dips west and south toward the Tennessee border. This is the
location of Wolf Creek Dam that forced it to form Lake Cumberland
Wolf Creek Dam is located at the western end of the lake, about 10
miles southwest of Jamestown and 12 miles north of Albany.It was
authorised in 1938, as part of a Federal plan to control floods
PUBLIC USE REGULATIONS
1. Swimming areas are not desinate, swim at your own risk. Swimming from or near boat launching ramps is prohibited.
2. Camping is permitted on a first come basis, is designated areas only. Reservations can be made by contacting the camping area of your choice.
3. Camping equipment shall be completely removed, fires, extinguished, and the site cleaned before departure.
4. Quiet shall be observed in camping areas between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
5. Refuse,garbarge, rubbish, or waste of any kind shall be disposed of in cans provided or as otherwise directed.
6. Pets in recreation areas shall be on a leash and controlled at all times.
7. Discharge of firearms, fireworks or weapons of any kind is prohibited except in designated areas.
8. Generators and other engines shall be adquately muffled.
9. Injury, defacement, removal, or destruction of Government-owned facilities or vegetation is prohibited.
10. Motorized recreation vehicles must have valid State registration, a licensed operator, and be operated in safe manner. They shall be used only on roadways
11. Horseback riding is prohibited in developed areas.
12. Although there's no limitation on the horsepower of motors used for boats, all boats operators will operate their craft in safe manner at all times.
13. Recreation use of the area is subject to all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and sanitary regulations.
14. Hunting is permitted on undeveloped Corps of Engineers' land unless otherwise posted. Hunting must be in accordance with State and Federal hunting laws.
15. Operations of any commercial activity, construction of docks or other structures in the water, or installation of any permanent facility on Government property must be approve.
16. Personal property abandoned longer than 24 hours may be impounded.
17. Amplifiers and other audio equipment shall not be operated in such a manner as to be objectionable to other visitors.
18. Violations of any of the above will be cause for removal from the area and/or legal action.
19. Inquiries concerning camping and other recreation use of the lake should be addressed to-
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