Cumberland Falls in Whitley County, KentuckyWhen you are not relaxing on the lake in your houseboat, there are many popular recreational activities to do at Lake Cumberland. Here are a few popular activities…


As one would imagine, the lake is a fisherman’s paradise. Anyone fishing at Lake Cumberland will find plenty of bass. There are smallmouth, largemouth, white and Kentucky bass. In addition, the lake is well stocked with bluegill, crappie, rockfish and walleys. The local country store rents fishing gear year-round. Remember, a fishing license is required and can be purchased online at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The lake is a real angler’s paradise with lots of trophy fish and tournaments.


Bird lovers will be over the moon at the lake. Additionally, bird sightings occur in any season. Look for red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, screech owls and more. Wood ducks, herons, kingfishers and whip-poor-wills abound in the fall and winter. The cliff walls on boat ramp road are known for many nesting chimney swifts. Likewise, wild turkeys live in the state park.

Lake Cumberland Resort State Park

Do not miss the park when you visit Lake Cumberland. The park has miles of hiking trails and horseback riding is available. Moreover the park has a full disc-golf course and tennis courts. Next time you plan a vacation, check out American Houseboat Rentals at Lake Cumberland.