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The Cumberland Falls
Niagra of the South
Cumberland Falls is a state recreation park just to the west of the town of Corbin, in southeastern Kentucky. It's about ten miles to the west. I would recomend that everyone that is attracted to waterfalls go see it at least once in their life. I go there each year. It is going to take some time to build this lens. So, check back frequently. It is a small bit different each time I go to see it. By the number of people that visit the curtain of water that is 125 feet wide. Cumberland Falls slowly became known as the Niagara of the South. Dramatic in the day or the night. It is one of my favorite places. I am even going to move there sometime soon. It's a real nice place.
Normal View of Cumberland Falls
Location of Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls is located just a few miles to the west of Corbin, KY, with the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park built around it.. Even if it is in rural southeastern Kentucky, Cumberland Falls is an attraction for people from all about the world. Open to the public all year. The cost is free, unless you stay overnight or eat something. On one side of the falls (the east side) there are a small gift shop with limited hours, a picnic area, a nature center, a small snack shop, and plenty of parking for cars and busses.
Cumberland Falls State Park
One of the unique features of this particular watterfall it the moonbow. What they call a moonbow is in reality a rainbow that is created from the light of the moon passing the water mist of the falling water. This phenomenon can only be seen on a predictable time frame at only two known places in the world. It is true that other waterfalls will have a moonbow seen by it once in a while, but try to predict when it will come again. Cumberland Falls in the only place in the Western Hemisphere that the moonbow can be seen each and every full moon with a clear or partly cloudy sky.
State Resort Park
I do like and enjoy the Cumberland Falls.
As a state resort park it has a gift shop and visitor's center that are both open every day of the year. In the visitor's center there is a three-demensional relief map of the major facilities of the park, along with other exhibits that show the geology and history of the area and illustrations of the Native American life.
All year long they have programs an native animals, native plants, and local history by a full-time recreation specialist with a seasonal staff. Also enjoy a game of horseshoes, tennis, shuffleboard, or swim in the pool. A picnic area has tables, grills, playgroung, and a picnic shelter.
Enjoy a view of the winding Cumberland River while eating at theRiverview Restaurant.
Single rooms and several cottages are available for overnight or extended stays, along with 50 seasonal campsites with water and electric hookups.
Cumberland Falls hasover 17 miles of hiking trails winding the park passing many scenic areas. A paradise for hikers and backpackers. Some of the trails join with the trails of the Daniel Boon National Forest.
Horseback riding offers a thrill fir the first timer and the more experienced rider, but personal horses are not permitted on the trails. Stables are open weekends in the summer. All riders must be over the age of six.
Guided rafting trips are offered, depending on water levels. Like always, a fee is charged.
Cool off after your hike with a dip in the pool, olympic size. Small fee for the public and free for the cottage and lodge guests.
Enjoy fishing in the Cumberland river and try to catch bass, catfish, or panfish.