Lake Cumberland

The largest body of water in Kentucky*, Lake Cumberland, opened June 11, 1952. Covering 65,530 acres at maximum pool, Lake Cumberland has 1,255 miles of shoreline while the main lake is 101 miles long and over 1 mile across at its widest point. With a capacity of 6.1 million acre feet of water, Lake Cumberland holds enough water to cover the entire state with three inches of water. Lake Cumberland is the 9th largest man-made reservoir in the United States and was created with water from the Cumberland River following the construction of the Wolf Creek Dam which is ranked as the country’s 25th largest dam.

*Kentucky Lake is a larger body of water but it is stretched across Kentucky and Tennessee.

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