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About Kendall Rec Area - Lake Cumberland
Access
Drive In, Boat In
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Features
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Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Kendall Rec Area - Lake Cumberland is located in Kentucky
Latitude
36.88 N
Longitude
-85.148 W
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2 Reviews of Kendall Rec Area - Lake Cumberland
Below the dam at Kendall

First of all, this is an Army Corps of Engineers campground. So if you have a Seniors National Parks pass, your stay is discounted.

The campground is small by some standards but very well kept. Most sites have electric and some have water.

Bath house is above average in size and the do keep it clean.

The campground is below the dam at Cumberland Lake and runs along the river there. The water movement does seem to create a cool breeze since the water coming out of the dam is rather chilly.

Bring your fishing gear unless they are opening the flood gates…then the water is really too high and fast to fish from the shore.

Campsites vary from smallish to rather spacious depending on the size of your rig. All are gravel with picnic tables and fire ring along with a sturdy pole for hanging food or trash. Most sites have at least partial shade if not full shade.

There is a small food shack down by the river where you can get breakfast or hot dogs and burgers for lunch. They do have ice there so you don’t need to leave the grounds.

All in all a very pleasant location. we have returned a few times now.

First to Review
Awesome area

Kendall Rec Area is an all in one recreational haven with the fisher folk in mind.

Outside Jamestown,Ky on Rt 127 it is easy to find and well worth the drive.

The Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery is in the same area below the dam of Lake Cumberland. There were several people fishing along the small stream that feeds into the tailwater of the dam.

The dam power plant is adjacent the entrance to the recreation area. There is a rental store that had kayaks and bikes , not far from the boat ramp that offered easy access to the river with a float plan map and fees clearly displayed.

The campground has two areas. A two loop area with water access and the annex was smaller and set back from the water but in the same area as the fishing stream. Both were crowded.

There is a nice pavilion, a nature trail and a small playground.