Cumberland Falls State Resort Park In Kentucky
A description of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Kentucky; including the park's location, accommodations, and recreational activities.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located 20 miles southwest of Corbin, Kentucky in the Daniel Boone National Forest. A 60-foot waterfall has a 125-foot wide curtain that falls onto many boulders that lie in the gorge below. It is sometimes referred to as the "Niagara of the South." The mist from the Cumberland Falls creates a unique and almost magical phenomenon that is not visible anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. The Moonbow can only be seen here on clear nights with a full moon overhead.
Park visitors may stay at the 52-room Dupont Lodge that offers full amenities and beautiful views. The Lodge is constructed of solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling that compliment its massive stone fireplaces. The Lodge has a 300-seat dining room with a view of the Cumberland River and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Lodge is open year-round. Adjacent to the Lodge are 20 Woodland Rooms that offer the privacy of a cottage as well as daily maid service. These duplex rooms also offer wet bars and small refrigerators for added convenience. In addition, 26 one and two-bedroom cottages are available and most have fireplaces. They also include tableware, cooking utensils, and fresh linens are available daily.
Campers will enjoy staying at the 50-site campground that has electric and water hookups. The campground also offers a central service building with showers, rest rooms, a grocery, and a garbage dumping station. The campground is open from April through October.
Meeting facilities for up to 350 people are also available at a multi-purpose building that is also adjacent to the Lodge. There is a combination meeting & recreation room near the Lodge lounge that can accommodate 75 people and another meeting room near the dining room will accommodate groups of 30 people or less.
The Bob Blair Museum is located in the Lodge and features Native American artifacts as well as exhibits of area plants, animals and history. A gift shop and coffee shop are located near the falls and are open from April through October.
This 1,657-acre resort park is filled with recreational activities. Hiking along the parks 17 miles of scenic trails gives an up-close look at the beauty that lies in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Fisherman can try their luck in catching bass, catfish, panfish, and roughfish. Guided white water rafting trips are offered on the Cumberland River from May through October depending on the river's water levels. A recreation area is available and offers tennis, horseshoes, or shuffleboard on courts that are located near the Woodland Rooms. Lodge and cottage guests may also enjoy cooling off in the park's Olympic-size pool for free while other guests will be charged a small fee. The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park has a horse stable and offers guided horseback trail rides daily. A fee is charged and the horseback rides are also available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Interpretive programs that focus on native plants, animals and local history are offered year-round under the direction of a full-time recreation specialist. Seasonal recreation staff members also conduct summer activities.
The picnic area is ideal for family outings since it has tables, grills, and a playground. There is also a picnic shelter that can be rented up to one year in advance. The shelter offers tables, grills, water, and electric but does not have rest rooms.
For more information write to, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, 7351 Highway 90, Corbin, KY 40701-8814 or call 606-528-4121.