Lake Cumberland is a 63,000-acre man-made lake that boasts of 1,200 miles of shorelines. It is shared by several counties in Kentucky including Clinton, McCreary, Laurel, Pulaski, Wayne and Russell. This place has a stunning view which attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is a recreational paradise for those who enjoy fishing, boating and other water activities.

Visiting Lake Cumberland without a boat? Don’t fret as we have listed some alternative ways on how you can have fun in this place.

1. Hire a fishing guide from the Stevens Guide Services

If fishing is your thing, the Stevens can help you. They have been successfully running guided fishing trips for over 20 years now and they specialize in catching stripers and all other fish native to the lake. They will go with you on an 8-hour day of fishing or until you’re able to catch your limit.

Whether you are an experienced fisherman or a novice one, Stevens can give you a fishing adventure you will not forget. Who knows, you might be able to catch a trophy striper which can give you unlimited boasting rights. Bring your friends and family along for a memorable trip.

2. Rent a boat for the day 

If you can’t bring one, rent one. Lake Cumberland is a boater’s paradise because of its calm and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by peaceful coves and tree-covered hills. Renting a boat gives you more flexibility with the activities that you can do, limited only by your imagination.

You can rent small boats and houseboats at Safe Harbor. Small boats are great for a day’s activity like boating, fishing and swimming. For large groups, a houseboat is a perfect choice especially if you plan to stay a night or two in the lake. House boats have fully-equipped kitchens, sleeping rooms, dining area, living room, patio, top deck and other amenities.

3. Check out the summer concert series 

Visiting Lake Cumberland in the summer? Check out Lee’s Ford summer concert series which run from the month of May until September. Up and coming and popular bands play at the marina with their wide repertoire of tunes that is guaranteed to give you fun and entertainment.

4. Visit the “beach” at PC Park 

The Pulaski County Park is located in the western side of the county. It has a wooded, rugged and beautiful site where you can bring your group for a variety of activities such as camping, boating, fishing, caving, horseback riding, birding, hiking and so much more. In the recent year, they have added a beach to the park and this has become one of the most popular attractions for the park’s visitors. Whether you’ll be there for a swim or sunbathing, you’ll surely be in awe of the majestic scenery of Lake Cumberland.

5. Stroll the docks and pack a picnic at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

The park offers a breathtaking view and is a perfect place for strolling and picnicking. Tables, grills and playgrounds are available at its picnic grounds. You may also rent a picnic shelter complete with tables, grills, electric and water and is up for reservation up to one year in advance. Other fun things to do in the park include birding, camping, fishing, geocaching, horseback riding and hiking.