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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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Explore Southern Kentucky Shore to Shore

Adventure Awaits

Plan your next vacation in the Kentucky Southern Shorelines Region and create endless memories on Dale Hollow Lake, Green River Lake, Lake Cumberland and the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. With water skiing, houseboat rentals, renowned fishing spots, canoeing, hiking trails, unique Kentucky crafts and shopping, historic sites, and more, you’ll be amazed at our miles of fun! From enjoying all four seasons on our shorelines to “docking for the night” at our cozy hotel and cabin rental options, one trip will keep the whole family coming back for more good times. Kentucky’s Southern Shorelines region definitely needs to be on your list of top family vacation spots in the United States. Read more about this wonderful region below.

Dock for the Night

There’s no place like your vacation home.

Whether that place is a nice hotel, a room in a charming bed & breakfast, or snuggled tight in your sleeping bag at a campground, there are so many wonderful places to lay your head in Kentucky Southern Shorelines Region. Find and book the best place to rest while enjoying our region for your home-away-from-home.

Live in the Past

We’re history rich.

Discover the stories of the past at attractions across our region. Visit the sites where two Civil War battles were fought, discover the history of the coal mining industry, take a scenic train ride and learn about the famous authors born here. Tour our museums and historical sites to explore our region’s fascinating past. 

See plenty of Green

Golf is our specialty.

The Kentucky Southern Shorelines Region features an outstanding selection of golf courses. From the beautiful, rolling terrain of Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, to the challenge of a Brian Ault Signature Series course on Burnside Island, to the charm of The Pines at Lindsey Wilson in Columbia, KY, there is a course for golf enthusiasts of every skill level.

Kick up some Wake

Your headquarters for aquatic fun!

With more miles of shoreline than the entire state of Florida, this is Kentucky’s premier destination for a family-friendly summer vacation — add it to your travel itinerary if you want to get wet and wild! The Kentucky Southern Shorelines Region boasts a tremendous number of marinas will rent you a boat for a few hours or a whole weekend, that offer boat rentals and five top-notch state parks with amenities to suit any type of activity. You can also experience lakeside living at affordable rates with a stay in one of the many Lake Cumberland cabins located along the shoreline. With all the opportunities for fishing, skiing, tubing, boating, sunbathing, the possibilities for fun on the water are endless! Use our marina search tool to find the best spot in the Southern Shorelines region to rent or dock a boat.

Down on the Farm

Get a little taste of everything.

The Kentucky Southern Shorelines Region is home to some of the state’s most unique farms and wineries. Pick your own apples at Haney’s Appledale Farm, get lost in a corn maze at Bear Wallow or Heavenly Haven Farm and tour the beautiful vineyards at our wineries. 


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