Bluffs surround the blue waters of Kentucky's Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland

The "Houseboat Capital of the World"

Looking for your next lake adventure? Lake Cumberland is one of the largest and most visited lakes in the eastern United States, and has earned a reputation as an excellent fishery for striped bass. Numerous local fishing guides can help you find their favorite hiding spots, along with crappie, bluegill and catfish. But there’s another reason scores of visitors flock here every year: houseboats!

The Lake Cumberland area boasts the largest fleet of rental houseboats in the country, making this the true "Houseboat Capital of the World." Spend your days exploring thousands of wooded coves and rocky cliffs along more than 1,200 miles of shoreline. Fall asleep to gently rocking waters, and wake up to spectacular lake sunrises. If that doesn’t float your boat, visitors can also rent ski boats, fishing boats, pontoons, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards from the many marinas around the lake. 

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