16 miles total, upstream of Cumberland Falls to Redbird boat ramp on KY 478, good smallmouth bass fishing, some rapids and shoals, 11 & 5 mile float options, shuttles and services offered by Cumberland Falls SRP and Sheltowee Trace Outfitters
While the sections of the Cumberland River below Cumberland Falls gets far more attention, the upper section should not be over looked. Totaling 16 miles, this stretch of river provides a little bit of everything for river adventure seekers. Seclusion, great scenery, good fishing and some light rapids and shoals make for a great float trip. Those not wanting to float the entire stretch have options as well. Thunderstruck Road lies and its access point are five miles upstream from the access at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. . Shuttle services and rentals are offered through Sheltowee Trace Outfitters.