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Old 03-26-2006, 08:36 PM
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Thinking about going to Lake Cumberland for spring break. 3/29-4/02. Does anyone have info on places to stay, marinas, places to eat, things to look out for, etc. Live in Chicago land area. Dying to use boat. Hear it is a dry county. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:39 PM
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Thinking about going to Lake Cumberland for spring break. 3/29-4/02. Does anyone have info on places to stay, marinas, places to eat, things to look out for, etc. Live in Chicago land area. Dying to use boat. Hear it is a dry county. Any info would be appreciated.
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Might be cold as hell then

Cumberland is great but that early the lake might be dead.

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Here's a good place to start. If you want to know specifics, let me know, I've been on cumberland for a long time. http://lakecumberland.com/ Don't forget to look at the forum section on the site.

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Last year for the Poker Run I stayed at Jamestown Marina. Me and wifey got a 1 BR Fishermen's cabin. It was pretty cheap ($59/night I think). Not bad for a place to lay your head except for the cobwebs. They also have a lodge, but more expensive, and you have to dump your trailer 1/2 mile up the street at the entrance, where in the cabin you can park at the cabin. It's a very large resort and I recommend it. Great people and plenty to do. That's where we'll be staying again this year.

If you want close to the Falls, Grider Hill is another one. A group of locals from here that I know stay there and they return every year.
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You might check in to renting a cabin/cottage or a room at Lake Cumberland State Park. Hands down it's the nicest place to stay on the lake. I've been going to Cumberland all my life and nothing even comes close to the state park for atmosphere and activities. The grounds are beautiful, beautiful overlooks of the lake, a restaurant that's open year round. The lodge has an indoor swimming pool with a game room. Putt putt golf, horse back riding, and a marina with overnight slips.

We have a place at Grider hill marina which is great but they don't open the restaurant and lodge until April 1st.

And BYOB - you can't buy takeout booze anywhere on the lake.

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If your coming 3/29-4/02 i would not even bring a boat, unless it's a fishing boat. It's still COLD in Ky.
Yea, it's not exaclty going to be Miami weather. But I guess it's do-able if you just gotta boat.

Mar 29

Partly Cloudy
65/45 20%
65F

Thu
Mar 30

Partly Cloudy
71/56 20%
71F

Fri
Mar 31

Scattered T-Storms
67/54 30%
67F
Sat
Apr 1

Isolated T-Storms
70/57 30%
70F
Sun
Apr 2

Isolated T-Storms
63/51 30%
63F
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You might check in to renting a cabin/cottage or a room at Lake Cumberland State Park. Hands down it's the nicest place to stay on the lake. I've been going to Cumberland all my life and nothing even comes close to the state park for atmosphere and activities. The grounds are beautiful, beautiful overlooks of the lake, a restaurant that's open year round. The lodge has an indoor swimming pool with a game room. Putt putt golf, horse back riding, and a marina with overnight slips.

We have a place at Grider hill marina which is great but they don't open the restaurant and lodge until April 1st.

And BYOB - you can't buy takeout booze anywhere on the lake.

http://parks.ky.gov/resortparks/lc/details.htm
I agree with Marginmn. That way you'll have something to do if the weather doesn't cooperate for boating. Also bring more booze than you think you'll need, if you run out it's a long haul to buy any. Have fun!~
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jamestown marina lodge is great place to stay, its stilll cooold here tho. at the state dock across from jamestown there is at least more stuff to do.
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