The Great Outdoors in Burkesville-Cumberland County
Burkesville-Cumberland County draws families and visitors in with its friendly folks, Downtown murals, and easy-going vibe, but it's the stunning landscape that stops you in your tracks . . . and sets you up for fun and adventure.
The year-round beauty of the rolling Appalachian hills is breathtaking. Each season shines, be it the jewel-toned fall foliage, the quiet hush of winter, the ripe green of bursting spring buds, or the lush bustle of summer. But in Burkesville, the mountains are only part of the appeal. The region’s pride of place is the mighty Cumberland River and 28,000-acre Dale Hollow Lake, one of the many “Great Lakes of the South.” Lake and river life means fishing, swimming, tubing, boating, kayaking, houseboat cruising, and water skiing. The waters of the lake are so crystal clear that even scuba diving is popular.
While you could spend an entire vacation in Burkesville, it is also a perfect “base camp” to branch out from to explore all that the surrounding area has to offer like caves, scenic railways, and waterfalls. Tennessee is just a quick trip over the border.
Public Art and Murals of Cumberland County
Burkesville is a Certified Kentucky Trail Town
Cumberland County Community Parks
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Wildlife Management Areas
Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area
Mud Camp Creek Wildlife Management Area
Farming/Ranch & Horseback Riding
Dale Hollow Lake State Park Golf Course
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Seventy Six Falls
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center
Why use a fishing guide?
Dock Your Own Boat or Rent
It's Easy to Access the Water in Cumberland County and Beyond
Spirits and Wine Tastings
Southern Kentucky Distillery
Up the Creek Winery
Burkesville Farmers Market
The Cumberland County Fair and Horse Show
The Cumberland Queen Riverboat Revue
Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival
European Riders Rally
Hippi Tippi Barn Sale
Independence Day Celebration
The Southern Kentucky Softball Classic Tournament
The Steel Horse Stampede