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Kentucky Southern Shorelines


  • Family fun at Lake Cumberland
  • Dale Hollow State Resort Park
  • Lake Cumberland
  • Houseboat on Lake Cumberland
  • Fourth of July Celebration
  • Green River State Park
  • Tubing on Lake Cumberland
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Enjoy Lake Cumberland cabins, scenery, activities and more

Rich in small town charm, heritage and beautiful waterways, the Kentucky’s Southern Shorelines region of Kentucky invites you to explore and enjoy nature and Kentucky’s historic small town southern charm first hand.

You’ll find a lot to do here in the Southern Shoreline area. Play outdoors on our regions many lakes and rivers; take in the view on a scenic mountain train ride; experience laid-back living in small towns with unique shops, Kentucky artists and artisans and authentic Kentucky cuisine; relax in historic bed-and-breakfasts, houseboats, rustic Lake Cumberland cabins, campgrounds or resorts.

Lake Cumberland is one of Kentucky’s resort state parks, with comfortable rooms and affordable rates. One of the state’s most popular sporting and family vacation destinations with over 1200 miles of shoreline, it’s hard to pass up Lake Cumberland, where cabins, record-breaking fishing, water adventures and breath-taking scenery are all in one location. Lake Cumberland boat rentals are available at the marina for a great time on the water.

Discover the heritage and history of the counties bordering the lake at the Mill Springs Civil War Battlefield, the National Cemetery and Mill Springs Park, home of the world’s largest working water-wheel. In all of the region’s lakes and rivers, from Big South Fork National River to Lake Cumberland, boat rentals, fishing, boating, and outfitters are among the best in the state.

Check out scenic Daniel Boone National Forest camping and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation area and take a scenic railway trip deep into the heart of what was coal country. Enjoy restaurants, galleries, museums, theater productions, concerts, annual festivals, car and boat shows, and the works of local artisans and craftsmen in our inviting small towns throughout the region.

No matter what your vacation style, whether you are vacationing with family and friends, are on a sportsmen’s holiday, a romantic cabin getaway, an executive retreat or a girlfriend getaway, the Kentucky Southern Shorelines region offers something great for everyone. And between the clean and cozy Lake Cumberland cabins, rustic campgrounds, or the luxurious lakefront Lure Lodge complete with pool access, you’ll find the perfect place to spend a night or two at the perfect price -- book today! Don’t forget to explore the map of other Kentucky regions to discover other great trip ideas you can add to your itinerary.


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