Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland

Waitsboro Campground is located on beautiful Lake Cumberland in southern Kentucky.

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.

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.

Facilities: The campground offers 17 RV sites, all with electric hookups, and five tent-only sites. Eight of Waitsboro's sites are on the waterfront, making them prime locations for weekend recreation. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station. A day-use area with a group picnic shelter and a parking area is also available.

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 Kentuckys only island state park. Burnside Marina is 10 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.

Activities: Boating, Fishing

$22.00 - $25.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland is located in Kentucky
37.0036 N
-84.6231 W
Get Directions
From Somerset Kentucky, take Highway 27 south for 5 miles. Turn right on Waitsboro Road and follow signs to the campground.
5 Reviews of Waitsboro Campground - Lake Cumberland
Waitsboro Campground

A nice quiet campground on Lake Cumberland in the Burnside area.  Nice RV sites and tent sites

Great Campground

Nice COE campground. Plenty of trees . Clean and quiet

Lake Cumberland

This is a big reservoir with fishing. There’s a short nature trail and a playground, plus the whole area has a lot to do. We were happy to find laundry here (it’s the little things when you have kids!). Good camp site but nothing fancy or really memorable.

Fun Rec Area

This place is such a fun place to hang out and just play in the water, the camp sites are within walking distance to the water, and a majority of the sites have full hookups

First to Review
Waits Boro Campground

This place was clean, had several choice spots with water view, and lots of shade! Loved it! Lake Cumberland is the perfect summer rec lake to cool off at. Near Somerset, KY as well for town "stuff!" The best part of this campground are the water sites. Fall asleep to the sound of the gentle lapping of the water!