Lake Cumberland, known as the Houseboat Capital of the World, also happens to be the fourth best recreational lake in the United States, according to USA Today’s 10Best.com. Getting out on the water
in Lake Cumberland is easy. Whether you prefer the excitement of tubing, rafting, and waterskiing, or the calm of kayaking and fishing, endless adventures await on the glassy waters of Lake Cumberland. If you happen to have your own boat, there are a several boat launches
you can use. Otherwise, the Burnside Marina
and Lee's Ford Marina Resort
both offer a variety of rentals.
If you're looking for an extremely beautiful and unique place to paddle or fish, try Buck Creek
, part of Kentucky's Blue Water Trails system
. It's a place like no other, where over 90 caves have been carved by the cold, clear waters. The deep gorge carved by this creek rivals the awe-inspiring beauty of Kentucky's Famous Red River Gorge
. There are also 77 different species of fish in these pristine waters, and 30 species of mussels. Out on the open waters of the lake itself, fishermen will find crappie, bream, walleye, trout, catfish, and five species of bass. To say it's a fishing
paradise is an understatement.