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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

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The park was great! The lodge, not so much.

The park is definitely a must-see if you are visiting Kentucky, or even having a staycation, as we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy B
Taylorsville, Kentucky, United States
Very nice and beautiful scenic views

On my way back from a business trip for my job. I decided to see what would be a good place to stop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Known as the "Niagara of the South," the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. But it's only at night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not regularly visible anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. The...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
7351 Highway 90, Corbin, KY 40701-8857
+1 606-528-4121
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Reviewed yesterday

The park is definitely a must-see if you are visiting Kentucky, or even having a staycation, as we did. The trails were well maintained and the gift shop and cafe were nice. They do need some speed enforcement on those windy roads, however, and it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On my way back from a business trip for my job. I decided to see what would be a good place to stop at for a tourist attraction and Cumberland Falls was the first to pop up it was only 10 miles off I-75 on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cumberland Falls is sort of a hidden gem for hikers. There are several trails, some of which are not very well maintained, and with various levels of difficulty, but all are doable. Our family visits every few years and we usually have a great time....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive to this "little Niagara". Popular area for families, bikers, and even locals to browse the park area and become mesmerized by the falling water.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kimberley E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two full days tenting in the Ridgeline campground. The booking experience was easy. The clerk Jean was very helpful both during that process and during my stay. The site was level and covered in small crushed stone. There is a deck/platform as well....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 655billf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State park staff a little shaky on activities, trail characteristics but couldn't take away from the beautiful falls! Most hiking was strenuous level so we didn't, opting for Big South Fork Rec. are instead.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the area this was the first time I have been here but I do plan on going back. We wanted to see the MoonBow, but it was too cloudy. We camped at Cliffy Campground, THis was not a really obvious place to find....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An easy hike in to a great Falls. Very family friendly even with smaller kids. Limited services so pack accordingly. If you go early in the morning the chance of seeing wildlife is greatly increased.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AndersonEco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling through the area we stopped at Cumberland Falls. It's proximity to I-75, it's convenient parking lot, and easy access to the falls makes this a Must-Do. My father was on a walker and was still able to go out to the Falls. All...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank AdamNDuuuuuval
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cliffy Campground site#40 is not flat - made for miserable SLEEP! Site #40 turns out is also attached to the Pool's parking lot - Feels like parking lot camping and at $39.22/night!!! All camp sites are too close for privacy and comfort - our neighbors...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 18, 2019|
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Response from Rwesleytravels87 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and it’s free to view the water fall.
April 14, 2019|
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Response from ianhD9743QL | Reviewed this property |
You can view the falls without going to the observation decks. Obviously the decks enable you to get closer. But the effect would be big enough to see. There are I think about 8 or 9 steps, 8 inches each step high, could be... More
March 26, 2019|
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Response from pattynjay | Reviewed this property |
Actually, we are there right now. For breakfast/lunch Murph's Bistro in Whitley City is limited but nice. For dinner, we like Buddy's, which is not fancy but is quite a decent dinner buffet.