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CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK, KY

Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 23 2015
49 site(s) found

Description

Known as the "Niagara of the South," Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is named after the largest waterfall south of the Niagara. 125 ft wide wall of water drops into a boulder-strewn gorge. With a full moon and clear night sky you can see the "moonbow," a (lunar rainbow) that appears in the base of the waterfall. A phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere! The area is also a natural choice for water-sports enthusiasts, offering *white-water rafting, *canoeing, *swimming, and fishing. Landlubbers will enjoy hiking and *horseback riding in this lovely area. (* for Seasonal)

Geography:

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Park, Waterfall, Riverview restaurant and lodging open year round. Campground open March 15-Nov 15.

Recreation:

Cumberland Falls is a hiker's paradise, with 17 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park to scenic areas. The Moonbow Trail connects with many backpacking trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Guided horseback trail rides are available daily. Enjoy tennis, horseshoes, or shuffleboard on the outdoor courts and interpretive programs about native plants, animals, and local history, under the direction of a full-time recreation specialist. Daily summer activities are conducted by seasonal recreation staff. Enjoy fishing in the Cumberland River, where there is an abundance of bass, catfish, panfish, and roughfish. Cool off on a hot summer day with a dip in the Olympic-size pool. Guided rafting trips are offered on the Cumberland River.

Facilities:

A picnic area bordering the Cumberland River allows for relaxation and beautiful scenery. A picnic shelter in this area may be reserved. Cumberland Falls is an ideal location for meetings. A multipurpose building, adjacent to the lodge, can accommodate 250 people. The Moonbow room is great for groups 2-80. Or smaller groups of 20 or less will find the Magnolia room charming with the view of the woods. The Dupont Lodge Patio offers an inspiring view of the Cumberland River and encircling mountains. Visit the gift shop, snack shack, and Visitor's Center, with exhibits of the area's geology, Native American artifacts and history.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the nearby Cumberland Falls State Park Nature Preserve, located in Whitley and McCreary Counties.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Archery
  • Bath House
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Cabins
  • Camping improved site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Cottages
  • Cumberland Falls Beautification
  • Dining
  • Dump Station camper
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Flower Viewing
  • Geological Formations
  • Grill
  • Grills
  • Grocery stores
  • Group/Community facility
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horseback Riding
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Laundry
  • Lifeguarda(Seasonal)
  • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
  • Lodging Cabins
  • Lodging Villas
  • Lodging group facilities
  • Maintenance Housekpeeing
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Natural Wonders Series
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Outfitter
  • Parking.
  • Pay Phone
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs instructional
  • Programs, Archeology
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rentals,Boat,Canoe
  • Restaurant
  • Restroom
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • Scenic driving routes
  • Shelters
  • Shopping
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails Hiking Moderate
  • Trails Hiking/Walking easy
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net.
  • Walking
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Waterfall
  • Waterfall access
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • horseshoe pit
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating ,canoeing
  • Canoeing
  • Churches
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseshoes
  • Lookout Tower
  • Maintenance, vehicle
  • Mantenance,vehicle
  • Propane
  • Retail, Bait &Tackle
  • Seasonal Festivals
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Emergency Services
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Town
  • Water Slides
Alerts and Important Information
Horseback riding season is 4/1-10/31. Swimming pool season is MD-LD.

Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds.http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.

  • No camping equipment or vehicle over 30 foot will allowed in the Camping Area.

    For campground information please contact campground at 800-325-0063.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.84111, -84.33583
    36°50'28"N, 84°20'9"W

    Cumberland Falls is 15 miles southwest of Corbin. Take US 25W to KY 90. If traveling south on I-75, take Exit 25. If traveling north on I-75, take Exit 15.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK
    7351 Highway 90
    Corbin KY 40701-8857

    Phone Number:

    Information: (606)528-4121