The best camping near Lake Cumberland

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Clayton Geneva Memorial Camp Ground

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Williamsburg, KY
Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. We offer camping ranging from primitive tent sites, to an actual cabin. We have some construction going on currently on at the main cabin on the property. Construction takes place 9am-5pm daily. A deck & siding is being added. 10/1-11/15 Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Clayton Geneva Camp Ground began as a retreat for our family since the 70's. My grandparents, Donald Clayton Russell & Jewel Geneva (Davis) Russell, purchased this little piece of heaven to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cincinnati life. Judy was born in a little cabin just down the road. Judy & Don along with many family members have made cherished memories here over the years. We want to share its beauty with you and your family. Guests love staying here "We stayed in Birdsong cabin for the Halloween campout weekend. The cabin was ready for us upon arrival and very clean. We enjoyed the privacy of our covered porch and fire ring. The bird feeders hanging all around the cabin are wonderful to watch all the birds during the day. The community fire ring is close enough to enjoy with other campers, but not to close that we could hear anyone in our cabin. Amber and Michael checked on our needs many times during our stay. They hosted a chili cook-off that we greatly enjoyed and passed out candy to all the kids. Overall a great time and experience. We will stay here again."
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The Harrican Lakehouse

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · KY
There is a lot of history in this land. It's been in my family for over a hundred years. They worked the land with their hands and so have I. It's a special place. Come see for your yourself and be our guest at The Harrican! Learn more about this land: Unplug and unwind at this two story cabin built right on the water in the heart of the Kentucky Wildlands! Even though there is complete peaceful seclusion it does get a little noisy when the bullfrogs start their evening ritual. There is a dock and pier perfect for fishing or swimming. Firepit, grill with gas provided, two boats, fishing poles, lots of seating on the wrap around porch, two bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds and just lots of natural beauty and peace! The BIG update everyone has been waiting for; the plumbing and electricity are now complete! We have all the ammenities to make your stay comfoetable and relaxing! Early and late check in and check out options available when availability exists the day before or after your booked stay. Thank you for interest in the Harrican Lakehouse!
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Rockcastle Riverside

50 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Livingston, KY
Started as a retirement experiment, Rockcastle Riverside is a story told of music and family. We have almost 200 acres of beautiful country surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rockcastle County. With a mile of river to swim, kayak, and fish and enchanted forest trails to hike, climb, or play, we have all of the best Kentucky has to offer! We have more established sites with fire rings, or you can find a place off the beaten path for more privacy, if you choose. The riverside is perfect for hammock camping, too.  We love music and often host bands on the weekends. We rent kayaks and canoes on site, as well. While there are almost 200 acres to escape into, on any fine night, the stage sits wit a drum kit and the will to make music within the Daniel Boone National Forest. Come play, come get away....we have it ALL! We have a little of something for everyone!
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Patrick's Point River Camp

53 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents212 acres · Williamsburg, KY
Looking for a quiet peaceful camp on 212 acres in the Appalachians Mountains along side the Upper Cumberland River under a canopy of shade trees? We offer WIFI, hot showers, restrooms, kayaks, shuttle service, hiking trail, horse trail, wildlife stands, electric, water, easy access to the river, 130’ x 100’ covered pavilion, tent camping, cabins, RV sites, and much more. Whether you are looking for a unique swimming hole location, a place to go fishing, kayak access, hiking trails or just a quiet place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, we promise you will not be disappointed. You may wish to lay in a hammock along the river or under our covered 100 x 130 pavilion. We also have a beautiful creek to explore, very secluded and off the beaten path with lots of wildlife to enjoy. In addition to our relaxing atmosphere, this camp will also give you and your loved ones an incredible view to enjoy throughout your stay. Only 15.0mi via KY-90W by vehicle, 14mi by kayak to Cumberland Falls State Park with many hiking trails. One of the oldest original homesteads in the area, for nearly 150 years this gem has been in the family. We have shared it with many people over the years and would love to share it with you! These beloved woods are the remaining part of the once vast, Patrick homestead-started soon after the Revolutionary War. Our family ties and our roots grow very deeply along this river and these woods-we've been born and raised here and continue to strive to be good stewards of these lands. Pristine woods, trails, river access, and more! Located in the heart of the Appalachian and on the bank of the Upper Cumberland River. A truly tranquil place to enjoy exclusively, or to use as a basecamp for the unlimited adventures possible in this scenic area. Welcome and enjoy!
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Breathtaking Waterfall & Campsite

11 sites · Tents35 acres · Jamestown, TN
Book by the end of March and get a Early Bird Discount! SLTABXED (10%) This hidden paradise has a waterfall that used to have a mill on it in the early 1900's. There are cliffs on each side of the creek making it the perfect spot for serene relaxation. Following upstream is an assortment of spots to pitch a tent. The most notable sites are surrounded by hemlock tree's and is peaceful when birds chirp over the small rapids echoing from the large overhang *I am in the process of making multiple sites but until I do so it is first come first serve. There are multiple sites at main campsite and along creek, I've had a private event of thirty people staying at once. There are also smaller spots next to waterfall, uphill near cliff and I've had people go below falls for some complete wilderness (blocked by gorge and waterfall). With this being said, I do offer private bookings and accommodate special events! *I travel for work, so I won't always be here, but I will send directions and details after confirmation and make sure all is savvy during. Please be respectful to one and another and let me know asap if any issues arise but truthfully everyone has been amazing and I thoroughly enjoy meeting and getting to know everyone! Thanks for your contribution in turning my dream into a reality!
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Teamwork D.’s Land

4 sites · Tents150 acres · Somerset, KY
We saw this land and immediately thought this is our Eden and now we want to share it with you.
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Cabins with dock

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Somerset, KY
Our property sits on a finger of Cumberland Lake. The Lake is maintain and owned by the Army Corp of Engineers. Our property has one of the few docks that are grandfathered in to the rules of the lake. We bought this property as a summer home for our family and we are fortunate enough to have two small cabins on the property we are willing to share. We took a break during COVID and used our cabins for family but now that things are back to normal, we are ready to meet new people. Both cabins have indoor plumbing, a small kitchen area with a microwave, coffee pot, mini frig and sink. They have been remodeled and have covered balconies that overlook the hillside and water below. It's a beautiful, peaceful getaway that feels like you are miles from the city but really you are a mile from grocery stores, gas, and entertainment. If you are not familiar with Cumberland Lake, please review the pictures here to appreciate the distance and steepness of the hill that must be walked to get to the water. Part of the path is large gravel steps and part is just a trail through the woods, it winds and slopes and can be very slick in the rain. Everyone says it's not bad going down but coming back up is a challenge. This property is not for you if you have mobility issues.
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The Point Campground & Farm

42 sites · RVs100 acres · Nancy, KY
Come camp with The Point Campground and Farm! Experience the true beauty of nature and create new memories with friends and family. Relax in a peaceful setting with wildlife on 100 acres of a farm near Lake Cumberland. The available amenities at the location include being pet-friendly and offering water, sewer, and various types of RV sites such as pull-thru and back-in sites. Additionally, there are options for 50, 30, and 20 amp electrical hookups.
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The Cliffs

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Burnside, KY
2.14 acres of secluded offgrid wooded land overlooking the Cumberland river, with plenty of trout and striped bass fishing and any other water based activities. Located just 9 miles from Somerset with shopping, restaurants, vineyards and wineries, farmers markets, and a hospital. Somerset is home to The International Paranormarmal Museum and Research Center and Somersplash Water park.
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39 Buckhorn

1 site · RV1 acre · Monticello, KY
Learn more about this land: Full hookup. 1 mile from Clearwater boat ramp, Lake Cumberland. Minimum 2 night stay. Plenty of boat parking at campsite. Whether you love boating, kayaking, or a relaxing with beautiful views you’ll love this campsite. No fire pit as of right now due to straw trying to grow grass. Should have the fire pit in the next 2 weeks.
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Happy Camper Glamping

1 site · Lodging23 acres · Somerset, KY
Learn more about this land:Unwind and camp in luxury! Be off the grid and still connected with our high speed WiFi. Smart TVs, Bluetooth speakers, king sized master, living room, full kitchen, bathroom, inside and outdoor fireplaces, 4 bunk beds and a Keurig! Outdoor charcoal grill fire pit, chairs and picnic table. Explore our beautiful creek with hundreds of waterfalls all the way to the lake
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Overlander Workshop

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Oneida, TN
Living the nomadic lifestyle ourselves, we decided to extend an invite to others in the community who are looking for a relaxing spot in the woods to chill or make improvements on their overland vehicle. We turned a former horse riding camp in the woods into a overlanding vehicle workshop. Vans and skoolies welcome as well as motorcycle and tent campers. Full utilities Two bathrooms with showers Wifi available Laundry Hiking trails Mtb trails Bouldering and rock climbing areas Direct access to Big South Fork Pets are welcome
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The best camping near Lake Cumberland guide

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Deep in southern Kentucky, Lake Cumberland winds through the hills. The clear waters offer fishing, boating, and hiking, just an easy drive from Somerset, KY. Have a boat? The state dock makes it easy to launch.

This state park is a resort park. What does that mean for you? Lots of amenities, including a store, restaurant, and houseboat rentals.

There’s something for everyone at this popular lake. Families love pontoon-boating and fishing from the docks — for adventurers, there’s whitewater rafting. For a peaceful escape, hike the Lake Bluff Trail or ride seasonal horse trails. Local eateries even offer fun nightlife options.

The park’s campground features 123 sites. If you’re bringing an RV, more than 90 sites offer electric hookups. There are dedicated tent sites, as well. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends.

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