Lake Cumberland is fourth best recreational lake in USA
August 21, 2015 Share

Lake Cumberland is fourth best recreational lake in USA

Lake Cumberland was recently voted one of the nation’s top vacation spots in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award poll.

Voters from across the country participated in the poll and decided the best recreational lake in the country, with Lake Cumberland falling in with the top contenders after it finished in the fourth

ranked position.

When the votes were tallied, results were very close between the winner and second place finisher, but in the end, it was Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks that won the most reader votes and the title of Best Recreational Lake.

Big Bear Lake in California finished in second place, while West Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa rounded out the top three, coming in third place.

Among competitors were some of the largest and most well-known lakes from across the nation — including Lake Placid, Lake Tahoe and Lake Michigan.

The contest was organized in honor of Lakes Appreciation Month in July and set out to find the best recreational lakes in the country.

A panel of travel experts hand-picked the top 20 nominees, and public voting lasted four weeks, according to a Lake Cumberland Tourism press release.

Lakes and reservoirs comprise 39.9 million acres in the United States, the release said.   Each year, millions of visitors come from across the United States to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Lake Cumberland area’s 63,000 surface acres and 1,255 miles of wooded shoreline, the release added.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts, which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources

for both these media and other properties of USA Today’s parent company, Gannett, according to the press release.

The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page.

All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the website, the press release said.

By Casey Tolliver News Writer
Wayne County Outlook