Lake Cumberland is UNQUESTIONABLY THE HOUSEBOAT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, located in southern Kentucky and the largest lake by volume in the USA east of the Mississippi River, Lake Cumberland's three state parks, national forest, national river & recreation area, national recreation trail, major Civil War battleground and national historic site with one of the nation's first national cemeteries, the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River (except for Niagara) with its world famous moonbow, extensive cave systems and high rocky cliffs, dozens of natural arches, national fish hatchery, record fishing, 1,200 miles of shoreline, countless waterfalls and innumerable coves see more visitors each year than Yellowstone National Park. It is truly one of America's premier recreational regions.
Lake Cumberland’s shoreline measures 1,255 miles and the lake is spread over 65,530 acres at the top of the power pool. The reservoir ranks 9th in the U.S. in size, with a capacity of 6.1 million acre-feet of water, enough to cover the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky with 3 inches of water. The main lake is 101 miles long and about 1.5 miles across at its widest point.
Lake Cumberland is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts and offers world class fishing. Bring your own boat to the ramp just one mile from the cabin at Wolf Creek Marina. If you do not own a boat, boat and Jet Ski rentals are available at the Marina, as well as local fishing guides to make certain you have a great experience. Five golf courses are conveniently located within a 40-minute drive, including the newly renovated, '2010 Best in Kentucky', General Burnside Island Golf Course.
The Harris Grocery Store is a 10 minute drive from the cabin. There is gas, basic food, and supplies. Harris Grocery serves a nice breakfast, lunch, and supper for dine in or carry out.
More supply options and basic restaurants 20 minutes away in Nancy and Somerset 40 minutes away. Somerset has a waterpark, drive-in theatre, cinemas, shopping, visitor information, a large choice of restaurants and several places to purchase your groceries. The fourth Saturday of every month April thru October is Somernites Cruise for the car enthusiast in all of us.