Summer Fun at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

This post was originally shared on July 27, 2017. It’s one of my favorite posts, and I’m resharing it.

I’ve been going through old photos and pulled a couple from Cumberland Falls.  It is the largest fall south of Niagara and is often called, Niagara of the South.  Kentucky has nice state parks often with lovely lodges. The historic Dupont Lodge is perched high above the Cumberland River, a lovely lodge from “way back when.”  You can also rent cabins, cottages, and camp sites. As with most places, the price is most reasonable off-season.

The state of Kentucky describes Cumberland Falls as “a wall of water falling 60 feet into a boulder-strewn gorge, a whispering mist that kisses the face and a magical moonbow visible on a clear night under a full moon – a cool attraction you’ll never forget!”  It is pretty special. It has 125 foot wide cascade over the boulders to the gorge. They offer a “rainbow mist” ride by boat to the falls during the summer.  I think that it’s also a great place to visit in the autumn with the foliage.  Activities available in the park include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback rides, and white water rafting.

The park includes 1,657 acres (671 ha) and is also the home of 44-foot (13 m) Eagle Falls.. The falls are one of the few places in the western hemisphere where a moonbow can frequently be seen on nights with a full moon.  Before you ask, no I didn’t see one.  You must be there at night with a full moon and a clear sky.  There is a place on the trail for best viewing of moonbows as well as 20 miles of various trails.

Thanks for taking a trip with me.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

50 thoughts to “Summer Fun at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park”

  1. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this falls. They are so pretty and powerful. Thanks for teaching me something new today. #TPThursday

    1. It’s not as publicized as say Niagra Falls. I have family who live close by and they are always going over there for the day.

  2. Hi Carol! Thanks for linking up at #overthemoon. This resort looks so much fun and a great getaway. I love the sound of falls. Have a great day!

  3. The Cumberland Falls are wonderful. I’ve not heard of them or seen them before. I also love the photo of the stream running over the rocks. Thanks for linking with Travel Photo Thursday.

  4. I’d not heard of them before either – but they did remind me of Niagara a tiny bit so easy to see why they have that name. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    1. Oh Paul I’m so sorry. Are you talking about your email or your blog? Whichever it is contact the host – like Yahoo or Blogspot. They can get rid of the old account and you can make a new one. There is a blogger who I visit and she says right on her main page that this is her blog and that the old one with similar name was stolen. I’ve had my email stolen before and it’s just so horrible. You have to make a new account and try to remember your contacts to let them know.

  5. Cumberland Fall State Park is a wonderful place to visit. The falls is very pretty. I live in Kentucky and have visit the park.

  6. That looks like a great place to go get outside, get some exercise, and then relax some, and taking great photos the whole time.

  7. We took a trip here years ago. To me it was a smaller area to hike, but very lovely all the same. We actually arrived on a day when a moonbow was likely that night, but had to leave before dark.

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