See & Do
a Local Guide for Fun
at Our Lake Cumberland Cabin
Lake Cumberland Marinas
Lake Cumberland is 63,000 acres of surface area and 101 miles long with 1,255 miles of shoreline. There are several Lake Cumberland marinas very nearby that you can boat to from the cabin's private dock, or drive to easily. Here's a rundown of marinas and their proximity to our Lake Cumberland cabin.
Burnside Marina is the closest marina to our cabin. It's 6.4 miles and about a 13 minute drive by car, or 20 minute ride by boat. Burnside is a full-service marina that offers both open and covered wet slips, transient slips, and small boat rentals through Safe Harbor Rentals. There's a cafe and a store. It is right next to General Burnside Island State Park in Burnside, Kentucky.
Burnside Island Boat Ramp
Burnside Island Boat Ramp is 6.9 miles and about 14 minutes from Jr.'s Place, our cabin. General Burnside Island State Park is the only island in the Kentucky State Park system. This boat launch is a paved, multi-lane launch ramp for boaters and fishermen. It's designed to handle watercraft of all sizes and there are no fees!
Lee's Ford Marina
Lee's Ford Marina is 15.8 miles and about a 25 minute drive. Rent boats or jet skis here. Have your own boat and experiencing issues? They offer boat repair. The renowned Harbor Restaurant is at Lee's Ford Marina, featuring their famous grouper fingers. It's upscale, dockside dining that overlooks the marina. Dockside delivery is also available!
Conley Bottom Marina
Conley Bottom Marina is 22.9 miles and about 33 minutes drive. They offer small gear rentals and overnight camping just a few feet from the water's edge. Helicopter tours show you Lake Cumberland from above. The Boathouse restaurant offers something delicious for everyone, from American to Italian and Mexican menu options, with a 360-degree view of the lake as you dine.
There are several other marinas you can visit by boat or car. Beaver Creek is 33.7 and about 45 minutes, Jamestown Marina is 49.5 Miles and about 59 minutes, State Dock is 57.7 miles and about 75 minutes, Grider Hill is 50.8 miles and about 65 minutes. BoatUSA.com has a great overview and helpful marina map.
Outdoor Fun Around Lake Cumberland
There are so many outdoor adventures to enjoy around Lake Cumberland, from hiking to water falls to fish and golf. Here are a few ideas for you and your family to consider.
Hiking & Falls
All kinds of hiking and beautiful waterfalls are nearby our Lake Cumberland Cabin. General Burnside State Park (6.9 miles), Beaver Creek Wilderness (15.5 miles), Panoramic Trail (17.8 miles), Eagle Scout Trailhead (19.5 miles), Meadow Creek Falls (19.7 miles), Princess Falls Trailhead (23.9 miles), Cumberland Falls (26.8 miles) are the ones we most recommend. Follow the waterfall trail with this guide. Plan your hike with hiking trail maps for Big South Fork. And did you know that Burnside is the birthplace of the Boys Scouts?
Cars & Trains
Burnside is home to the Lake Cumberland Speedway. which is only 5.6 miles away. 27 Drive-In Theatre is only 9.8 miles away and the Big South Fork Scenic Railway is close as well. In nearby Somerset, there are car shows throughout the year. And our large barn makes it easy to store your car if you have one to show!
There are several other marinas you can visit by boat or car. Beaver Creek is 33.7 and about 45 minutes, Jamestown Marina is 49.5 Miles and about 59 minutes, State Dock is 57.7 miles and about 75 minutes, Grider Hill is 50.8 miles and about 65 minutes.