Lake Cumberland


483Listings$4K-$1.6M$74.7MTotal Value
Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Lake Cumberland real estate is considered a top ten market for lake homes and land lots in the state of Kentucky.

There are typically between 400 and 440 listings in this area at any given time.

Homes for sale near Lake Cumberland can range between $20k and $1.5 million approximately, with a total market value of around $60 million.

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  • 1,255Mi. of Shoreline
  • 90Avg. Depth
  • 197Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Wolf Creek Dam
  • Water Drops
    107 ft
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
(606) 348-7280
8929 KY-92
Monticello, KY 42633
(270) 343-6000
6365 State Park Road
Jamestown, KY 42629
Golf Courses
(270) 343-3921
4214 KY-379
Russell Springs, KY 42642
Monticello Country Club
(606) 348-7321
384 Country Club Lane
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 679-3113
795 Slate Branch Road
Somerset, KY 42503
(270) 343-3111
5465 State Park Road
Jamestown, KY 42629
  • Counties: Laurel County, McCreary County, Pulaski County, Russell County, Wayne County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (No)
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed with restrictions. -- Cannot be used as a primary residence.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Proper permits required and to be displayed at all times. (See
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Proper permits must first be acquired in order to construct a dock on this lake, this includes an environmental impact study. (See
(606) 348-9343
166 Hospital Street
Monticello, KY 42633
Nashville International Airport
1 Terminal Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214
32 miles away
Wayne County Airport
519 Airport Road, Monticello, Kentucky 42633
3 miles away
About Lake Cumberland
Spanning Multiple Counties

Lake Cumberland, one of the largest and most visited lakes in the eastern United States, is a massive reservoir just south of Jamestown, Kentucky, and a little over two hours from Lexington.

Russell County Hospital is just 23 minutes away, and the lake is a little over two hours from Louisville International Airport. Within 30 minutes from Dollar General Market, Hardscratch General Store, and Kroger.

There is a restaurant at the Jamestown Marina on the north side of the lake. Other restaurants around the water include The Pizza Man, Reel Java, Fishtales, and Marina Rowena.

In downtown Jamestown, hungry Cumberland Lake residents can dine at the Jamestown Cafe, Giovanni's Pizza, or Pepe’s Mexican Grill.

On and Around the Lake

Lake Cumberland is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. The local marinas offer open slips, rental fishing boats, pontoon boats, houseboats, and ski boats.

Covering 50,250 acres, the lake has an abundance of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, rockfish, and walleye.

Houseboats are a token on Lake Cumberland. It is renowned as “The Houseboat Capital of the World.” For those who prefer to sleep on land, the area is also home to many cabins and campsites.

Activities off the water are also plentiful, such as disc golf, geocaching, hiking, miniature golfing, picnicking, and exploring the beautiful surrounding nature.

Explore Louisville

Louisville is approximately two and a half hours away from the lake and is a gold mine for interesting places to visit.

The top attraction here is the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Baseball lovers will appreciate the historical aspects of this museum as well as gain an appreciation for the production of baseball bats and mitts.

The Kentucky Kingdom is a family-friendly amusement park featuring a Ferris wheel and roller coasters. Hurricane Bay is the attached water park with waterslides and wave pools.

Museum-lovers should visit the Mohammed Ali Center, dedicated to the Louisville native, or the Kentucky Derby Museum, focused on the longest continuously-running sporting event in the country.

Adults of age should make time for tours and tastings at the Angel’s Envy Distillery or the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

One of Kentucky’s Greatest Lakes

If you’re looking for a place in the bluegrass and desire a classic waterfront experience, take a look at Lake Cumberland. It just might be the location of your next lake home!