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WAITSBORO CAMPGROUND, KY

part ofLake Cumberland, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: WAITSBORO CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

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 Kentucky's only island state park.

Burnside Marina is 10 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
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.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.00361, -84.62306
37°0'13"N, 84°37'23"W

From Somerset Kentucky, take Highway 27 south for 5 miles. Turn right on Waitsboro Road and follow signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WAITSBORO CAMPGROUND
500 WAITSBORO ROAD
SOMERSET  KY  42501

Phone Number:

Information:  (606)561-5513
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