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FISHING CREEK CAMPGROUND, KY

part ofLake Cumberland, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: FISHING CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Fishing Creek Campground is located on Highway 1248 just west of Somerset, Kentucky. Fishing Creek is part of beautiful Lake Cumberland, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and hunting.

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.

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:

The campground offers 26 RV sites and 20 tent-only sites, all with electric hookups.

Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station.

Fishing Creek also has a day-use area, picnic sites and a playground, making it an ideal spot for large parties and family functions.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Community Park
Know Before You Go
  • First come, first served sites are available
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • $3 per vehicle visitor fee
  • Golf carts, scooters and moped vehicles are not authorized on project roadways unless handicap credentials can be established.


A firewood quarantine is in effect to protect our forest from the Emerald Ash Borer. No firewood transported from out of state is permitted at the campground. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.07139, -84.68917
37°4'17"N, 84°41'21"W

From Somerset, Kentucky, take Highway 80 west for 5 miles. Turn right on Highway 1248 and continue for 2 miles. The recreation area entrance will be on the left side of the road at the bottom of the hill.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FISHING CREEK CAMPGROUND
1611 HWY 1248
SOMERSET KY 42501-0450

Phone Number:

Information: (606)679-5174

Special Events:

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Friends of Lake Cumberland Annual Cleanup. For more information, call 606-679-6337 or click here. Held on Sep 20 2014
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