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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Lake Cumberland, KY (97)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

    1.

    Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

    45 Reviews
    184 Photos
    155 Saves
    Parkers Lake, Kentucky

    Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, near Corbin, KY, is a gem for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. Known as the "Niagara of the South," this park offers a stunning waterfall that's a must-see. The campground itself is cozy, with a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the electric hookups available at most sites, which is a nice perk if you're bringing an electric vehicle. The campground also has drinking water, showers, and toilets, making it a comfortable spot for a weekend getaway. Fires are allowed, and you can purchase firewood on-site, so no need to haul your own.

    For families, there's a playground to keep the kids entertained, and a small on-site store for any essentials you might have forgotten. If you're into hiking, the park has several trails, including the Wildflower Loop Trail and Eagle Falls Trail, which offer beautiful views and a good workout.

    Some visitors have mentioned that the campsites can be a bit tight, especially for larger rigs, so keep that in mind when planning your trip. However, the natural beauty of the park more than makes up for it. The falls are free to visit, and there's even a 45-minute horse ride available for just $25, which is a steal.

    Overall, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park offers a fantastic blend of natural beauty and convenient amenities, making it a great choice for your next camping adventure.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground

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    Kendall Campground

    19 Reviews
    72 Photos
    77 Saves
    Jamestown, Kentucky

    Overview

    Kendall Campground is located at 80 Kendall Road, south of Jamestown, Kentucky, just below Wolf Creek Dam, which forms beautiful Lake Cumberland. Click here for the Lake Cumberland virtual tour.

    Recreation

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout. Whispering Pines Trail, located within the campground, is a non-strenuous trail approximately half a mile long.

    Facilities

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout. Whispering Pines Trail, located within the campground, is a non-strenuous trail approximately half a mile long.

    Natural Features

    The campground overlooks the river, offering sweeping scenic views. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.

    Nearby Attractions

    Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery is within walking distance of the campground. It is open year-round and offers free tours to the public and an excellent Environmental Education Center. Click here for more information. Lake Cumberland State Park is just 6.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful park offers fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mini golf, disc golf and boat rentals. Birders enjoy the park for its exceptional viewing prospects of raptors, songbirds and waterfowl. Grider Hill Marina and Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store. Jamestown Marina & Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store. State Dock Marina is 8 miles away, with boat rentals, snack bar and general store.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    129 Photos
    82 Saves
    Rugby, Tennessee

    Overview

    Bandy Creek is a spacious and modern campground, situated in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys, which are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Located just under 20 miles from Bandy Creek is the Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    22 Reviews
    130 Photos
    31 Saves
    Stearns, Kentucky

    Overview

    Blue Heron Campground is a rustic and spacious campground, situated on the Kentucky side of The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres of both rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, this ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys that are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Just a few miles from the campground is Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway Depot is located about 9 miles away in the town of Stearns, which offers train rides and other educational opportunities for campers. More information can be found online at https://bsfsry.com. Additional attractions include the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, offering additional recreation opportunities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pulaski County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pulaski County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pulaski County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pulaski County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pulaski County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pulaski County Park

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    Pulaski County Park

    11 Reviews
    46 Photos
    22 Saves
    Nancy, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Lake Cumberland

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

    6.

    Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

    9 Reviews
    37 Photos
    78 Saves
    Jamestown, Kentucky

    With more than 52,000 acres of water and 1,225 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland campgrounds is considered one of the finest fishing and boating areas in the Eastern United States. Perched high above the watery expanse, the park offers visitors a wide array of recreational opportunities, from tennis to trails. Plenty to do at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park both on and off the lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland

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    Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland

    9 Reviews
    20 Photos
    60 Saves
    Burnside, Kentucky

    Overview

    Waitsboro Campground is at 500 Waitsboro Road and is situated on beautiful Lake Cumberland in southern Kentucky.Click here for the Lake Cumberland virtual tour.

    Recreation

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. The lake has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish and walleye, making it a favorite among anglers. The Black Walnut Nature Trail, located near the lake office, is a self-guided educational trail. The trail is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4pm EST.

    Facilities

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. The lake has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish and walleye, making it a favorite among anglers. The Black Walnut Nature Trail, located near the lake office, is a self-guided educational trail. The trail is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4pm EST.

    Natural Features

    The campground overlooks the main body of the lake, offering sweeping scenic views. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.

    Nearby Attractions

    General Burnside Island State Park is nearby. It was named after Civil War General Ambrose Burnside, who led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island to keep watch for Confederate soldiers. Visitors come today to enjoy boating, fishing, golfing and picnicking on Kentucky's only island state park. Burnside Marina is 10 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground

    8.

    Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    224 Photos
    102 Saves
    Pall Mall, Tennessee

    Welcome to Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground! This cozy spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The campground is small but mighty, offering a clean and well-maintained environment. Each campsite comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and grill, making it easy to settle in and enjoy your stay. Some sites even have water and electric hookups, though not all do, so plan accordingly.

    One of the standout features here is the bathhouse, which is kept in great condition with showers that have excellent water pressure. If you're into hiking, you're in luck. Several trails are accessible right from the campground, leading you to stunning natural bridges and rockhouses that the area is famous for. The geological sights are truly something to behold.

    For those who love water activities, the park has a boathouse where you can rent boats, kayaks, and canoes. Paddling on the lake is a serene experience, and the scenery is nothing short of picturesque. If you're into stargazing, you'll be thrilled to know that the park is an accredited International Dark Sky Park. The astronomy field offers some of the best star views you'll ever see.

    The campground is near Jamestown, TN, and is part of the larger Pickett State Park, which abuts the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. This means you have even more trails and natural beauty to explore just a short drive away. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty to see and do.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground

    9.

    General Burnside Island State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    25 Photos
    18 Saves
    Burnside, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Lake Cumberland

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishing Creek - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishing Creek - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishing Creek - Lake Cumberland
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishing Creek - Lake Cumberland

    10.

    Fishing Creek - Lake Cumberland

    7 Reviews
    4 Photos
    6 Saves
    Nancy, Kentucky

    Overview

    Fishing Creek Campground is located at 1598 E. Highway 1248 just west of Somerset, Kentucky. Fishing Creek is part of beautiful Lake Cumberland, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and hunting.Click here for the Lake Cumberland virtual tour.

    Recreation

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. The lake has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish and walleye, making it a favorite among anglers.

    Facilities

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. The lake has an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish and walleye, making it a favorite among anglers.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated above the shore of Fishing Creek on Lake Cumberland. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.

    Nearby Attractions

    Lee's Ford Resort Marina is less than 10 minutes from the campground. It offers boat rentals, a general store, restaurant and lodging. The Mill Springs Battlefield Park is just a 15-minute drive from Fishing Creek. This historic Civil War site offers interpretive exhibits, a gift shop and driving tour. Special events are held throughout the year, including educational programs and a thrilling reenactment.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

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