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Lakecumberland.com is excited to announce that online shopping will be opened soon! You will love shopping the amazing Lake Cumberland apparel & gifts!

Kentucky Afield, the longest continuously-running outdoors television show in the nation was on location this week airing a show at Hatchery Creek.  Hatchery Creek is located below Lake Cumberland, just behind the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Chad Miles and

Friends of Wolf Creek is non-profit organization that assists the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in meeting its environmental and educational mission.  Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is one of the most recently constructed hatcheries

Bids will soon be opening on a 115 million dollar project to relocate a section of U.S. Hwy 127. This will essentially re route traffic atop Wolf Creek Dam located on Lake Cumberland in Jamestown Ky. This project which is

The Route 90 bridge in Monticello has proudly been named, “The Houseboat Capital of the World Bridge.” Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was joined this month by managers of Safe Harbor Marinas for an unveiling and dedication sign for the Route

The holidays are fast approaching and with them come fun, family and friends, and events in the surrounding Lake Cumberland communities. What better way to kick off the Christmas season than with Santa, hot chocolate, and floats in a local parade!

Mill Springs Ghost Walk Hwy 235, Nancy KY 42544 The Mill Springs Ghost Walk is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 5 th beginning at 5:30pm through 8:30 pm. This event, with over a decade of tradition, will transport you

Back in 2002 Pulaski County saw major industries move to locations in other countries thanks to NAFTA. Over 2,000 industrial jobs were lost in one year. Industrial dollars are purported to turn over four times as payroll dollars are spent

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Parks will offer lodging discounts to current and former members of our nation’s armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2017. The program is available to those on

Suntex Marina Investors LLC (Suntex), an owner and operator of marina properties, announced today the acquisition of Wolf Creek Marina on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. The purchase comes on the heels of the recent addition of State Dock Marina, also on

If you’re like me and love fishing, chances are you’ve visited Lake Cumberland at least once in your lifetime. But if you haven’t and a weekend getaway is what you’re after, then Cumberland might be exactly what you need. Rather

Kentucky has fewer waterfalls then one would expect, but what we lack in quantity, we make up in quality. We are home to the Niagara of the South, Cumberland Falls, among several other scenic areas. Wouldn’t it be great to

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears Kentucky travel industry officials have released a study that contends the early return to school each year is costing the state millions of dollars and thousands of jobs. The travel industry commissioned the study to support

Marina operators left a public meeting Monday night calling “completely unworkable” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ guidelines for floating cabins on Lake Cumberland and other lakes in the Cumberland River Basin. Nonetheless, the hour-and-a-half informational session ended with the guidelines

School is out, summer has arrived and Americans from coast to coast are heading out the door for recreation in the fresh air. For the latest round of 10Best Readers’ Choice contests, we’re exploring outdoor recreation, and we want to

Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are

LakeCumberland.Com would like to congratulate Patty Kelly Lane and Sharon Cook for winning T-Shirts this week on our Facebook page.  We love hearing and seeing memories made on beautiful Lake Cumberland and look forward to a fabulous summer with you!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages people to play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes. Wearing one is simply the best chance of surviving an accident when playing in the

PULASKI CO., Ky. (WKYT) – Monday evening, Burnside city leaders voted to annex about five acres of Pulaski County park. The park is in Nancy, a dry community, meaning no alcohol is sold. But Monday night’s move will allow them

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday released a solicitation for proposals from private companies to build a 10th commercial marina on Lake Cumberland. The solicitation covers up to 407 acres of land and water at Rowena, in Russell County,

art of the houseboating lifestyle is owning a boat that you can make your own. Sure, there are other ways to experience the water, like renting or crashing on your friend’s boat. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of

This love story started with a simple question between two old high school friends when Annie called Michelle and asked, “What would you think about being set up with Marty’s best friend’s dad?” Annie Konkus’s son, Marty, is best friends

PRESS RELEASE September 5, 2014 Captain Jim Durham Striperfun Guide Service www.StriperFun.com 931-403-2501 Two 40 pound plus Stripers caught in the last several weeks at Lake Cumberland by StriperFun Guide Service! StriperFun Guide Service is pleased to announce that it

The state of Kentucky has been officially named the houseboating capital of the world. But Kentucky’s multimillion-dollar houseboat industry is being endangered by the unintended consequences of several public-policy changes, our industry leaders told state legislators. Some of the major

We are fortune to be able to take a week off from work and spend it at the lake.  We have several little projects this week, however the top of the list is RELAXING.  I’ll keep you posted with photos

When we purchased our houseboat the generator wouldn't  run correctly.  The son of the previous owner said when he would start the generator and when it began to stall, he would bump the start button several times until it would start running

We are excited to bring you even more fun on our Lakecumberland.com Facebook page! This week we announced and ask everyone to share with us a picture of Lake Cumberland on our facebook page! The pictures shared were absolutely breathtaking! 

Kentucky’s own Lake Cumberland has been recognized on BuzzFeed as one of the “16 Amazingly Refreshing Lake Destinations in the U.S.” Lake Cumberland is “the ideal escape from the southern summer heat. Home to a state park on an island

If you are looking for something exciting to do in the Lake Cumberland area, you will want to contact Bobby’s Outdoor Adventures for a professional guided kayaking trip on the Cumberland and Green Rivers.  Bobby Williams is an avid outdoorsman

I'm very passionate about lake safety and using life jackets, everyone who boats with us wears a life jacket when in the lake.  My theory is if I can't see you under the water I can't save you.  Even if

I've been driving boats for many years which makes me a decent driver, however the largest boat I have docked was 25 feet this boat is 70 feet, which means all the practice I've had with a 25 foot boat

April is finally gone. May is here, but it would appear that the cold weather in the beginning of May, has remained also, we've got 7 inches of rain in a 72 hour period. This has brought the lake elevation

FRANKFORT — A jointed Thunderstick or Redfin lure slowly worked on the surface along a main lake bank on Lake Cumberland at 3 a.m. in early May could provoke a reaction from a striped bass that feels like it could

We finished all the paperwork and documentation on our houseboat in May.  The first opportunity we had more than a weekend to stay on the boat was the Fourth of July holiday.  We were on vacation for the week and

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Sen. Chris Girdler was recently joined by prominent members of Kentucky’s houseboat industry as he presented a resolution to the Kentucky General Assembly declaring Kentucky the “Houseboat Capital of the World.” “We hear about Kentucky’s signature industries,

April has finally arrived and none too soon. The Lake is about to complete the turnover, which means the algae bloom is in full bloom. This makes the water look as if there has been an oil spill, this should

Lake Cumberland's water level will be restored to 723 feet by mid-May, according to officials in Washington D.C. The much welcomed announcement came Tuesday afternoon after Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell personally informed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY),

Wow! Has this been about the coldest winter or what?  Although it has been really cold this winter, we have still managed to catch limits of nice Stripers on most days where the fishing continues to remain extremely strong!For the

What a difference a few days of nice weather can make. A friend of mine found good fishing in 48° clearwater back in the heads of the creeks Sunday. This is a sharp contrast from just a week ago. However,

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took to the Senate floor Tuesday to question the Obama administration’s efforts to protect an endangered Kentucky fish by keeping water levels lower than normal at Lake Cumberland, which would hurt recreation on the

Boaters may have to wait another year before Lake Cumberland is refilled to its level before an emergency draw-down seven years ago — and even then, the water level may not be exactly as it was. An endangered fish —

Currently, the lake level is right at 691.83 feet above sea level. The lake is now about 33 feet below the tree line. The tree line is normally at 725' above sea level.  With the repairs finished on the dam,

SOMERSET, Ky. – The “PRIDE of the Cumberland,” a vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District is hard at work keeping Lake Cumberland 101 miles of shorelines and waterways clean and free of logs, trash and

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management staff is responding to the effects of unusually heavy rainfall in areas of the upper and mid-Cumberland River Basin July 1-7, 2013 and is managing the release of water from

Stewart urges residents to visit a place they've never been — in Ky. As summer travel season kicks into high gear, Kentucky's new tourism secretary wants you to think about staying close to home. "I would love to challenge every

JAMESTOWN — The water is back up in Lake Cumberland. Now, businesses in lake country hope visitation will rise as well. This Memorial Day weekend is the first in seven years with the water level in the giant lake close

Repairs to Wolf Creek Dam are complete and the water level in Lake Cumberland is rising! This is great news for local residents as well as visitors who are planning their summer vacations in Kentucky. To celebrate the occasion, Clinton,

THIS IS MY 158th EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! It has been 2 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well! As a former United

The completion of the nearly $600 million Wolf Creek Dam rehabilitation project was celebrated at a ceremony last Friday morning at the Russell County Schools' Auditorium. The event was originally supposed to have taken place at the dam site but

It's May and Kentuckians are celebrating the return of spring and beautiful weather in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky has much to be proud of, especially when it comes to natural beauty and the outdoors. When travelers from other parts of

THIS IS MY 157th EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! It has been 3 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well! As a former United

Girl’s Weekend Trip

When thinking of the perfect getaway for 13 women, all looking for fun, spending the weekend on a houseboat may not immediately spring to mind. Well, maybe for you it would, since you are a Houseboat magazine reader. But in

Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a series of meetings Tuesday afternoon during which the integrity of recently inserted permanent barrier wall in Wolf Creek Dam will be determined as well as performance of the mile-long structure

JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is ahead of schedule on the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project and is now making plans to raise the water level in Lake Cumberland this

By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service As the alarm clock begins to chirp, I awake from my dream of a desperate fight with a 65 pound monster Striped bass!   The dream seems so real!  But as my thoughts

For most of us it’s probably safe to guess that quality family time ranks high on our lists, if not right at the top. Everyone feels he could use a bigger paycheck and of course good health is always a

Why going at it alone can cost you It’s an understatement to say that to buy or sell a houseboat is to participate in a major transaction. Houseboats can be expensive, and the investment put forth in both time and

It’s the kind of enthusiasm that radiates throughout the entire dock as those around him can sense it. There is a certain leadership characteristic about him that you can’t quite put your finger on, but at the same time you

The Big Fast boats return to Lake Cumberland on Saturday, September 8th for the annual Lake Cumberland Poker Run.  Nationally recognized as one of the top 10 Poker Runs in the country, the Lake Cumberland Poker Run attracts boats from

According to fisheries biologists, no matter how carefully it is done, a percentage of fish anglers catch and release with the best intentions still die within a few hours or days. The estimates vary from species to species, but the

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: August 30, 2012 AVERAGE LAKE CONDITIONS LAST 96 HOURS • Latest water temperature: 84.1 ° F surface (Fishing Creek)

Some vacationers go to crowded theme parks and campgrounds. They’ll spend their hard-earned vacation time being stuck in lines, traffic and parking lots. Some of us truly want to get away from people. It’s not that we’re anti-social; it’s just

JAMESTOWN, Ky – Take special precautions when fishing below a dam by boat.  The water will “boil up” suddenly, trapping or capsizing unprepared boaters.  The generators of many hydropower dams start with little or no warning.  The following tips are

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: July 23rd, 2012 LAKE CONDITIONS • Latest water temperature: 87.1° F surface (Fishing Creek) July 31st, 2012 • Latest

If you filed for an extension you could still be in tax season or you might just be preparing for the next one. Either way, boaters are using, or some are considering using, their houseboat to conduct a business enterprise.

Every year for about 10 years we joined our friends and their families on Lake Cumberland in Monticello, Ky., for a week of water-skiing, eating and fellowship. A brief meeting during the winter and a trusted notebook assured that we

Have you seen the newest trend in water sports? People are standing on oversized surfboards and paddling through the water on lakes and rivers everywhere. Most water sports have typically been limited to those with superior balance because of the

To V Or Not To V

Now that’s a question. Are you better off with a stern drive or a V-drive? Lately, there’s been a tricky choice facing anyone buying a fishboat or cruiser in the 28′ to 34′ range – a choice that stumps even

You’re taking delivery of a brand new houseboat. She was sail-away-ready at the boat show and priced to sell. The bad news is that you’ll probably need tons of gear to make the boat truly ready. The good news is

Most boaters don’t want every large lake and inland waterway turned into one giant No-Wake zone because a small minority of operators ignore boat noise laws. With fines for violations no longer inexpensive, it’s time for an update. Engine noise

NASHVILLE, TN (6/7/12) – In celebration of the U.S. Army’s 237th birthday June 14, 2012, day-use fees are being waived at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas by Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, district commander.

Lake Cumberland offers some of the best striped bass fishing in Kentucky, and springtime is a good time to test your tackle with this exciting, hard-fighting species. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has been stocking striped bass