General Burnside Island

Somerset, Kentucky

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The campground is in one of the most beautiful settings you will find anywhere. You can take pictures of the place from any angle and create a postcard shot. I have stayed here many times. It is unique in many ways. To begin with, the campground is an island surrounded by one of the most pristine lakes in the state. The blue-green waters of Lake Cumberland will remind you of the Caribbean, with small islands scattered across the landscape. The campground road takes you over to the island, where a golf course is blended into the landscape (golfing on the island is a popular option). Tall trees dot the campground, shading many of the sites. The sandy shoreline is interrupted by large rocks and downed timber, making for some good bank fishing. Lake Cumberland is known for its great fishing; bass, crappie, and bluegill are common, but the lake is most known for its stripers. Hooking 20- to 40-pound striped bass is not uncommon. Most sites are accessed by well-kept paved roads. The RV sites are pull-through and back-in, and electric has multiple plugs. While the sites have pump stations, direct hookups are not an option.
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by Chris Erwin (Falcon Guides)

The campground is in one of the most beautiful settings you will find anywhere. You can take pictures of the place from any angle and create a postcard shot. I have stayed here many times. It is unique in many ways. To begin with, the campground is an island surrounded by one of the most pristine lakes in the state. The blue-green waters of Lake Cumberland will remind you of the Caribbean, with small islands scattered across the landscape. The campground road takes you over to the island, where a golf course is blended into the landscape (golfing on the island is a popular option). Tall trees dot the campground, shading many of the sites. The sandy shoreline is interrupted by large rocks and downed timber, making for some good bank fishing.

Lake Cumberland is known for its great fishing; bass, crappie, and bluegill are common, but the lake is most known for its stripers. Hooking 20- to 40-pound striped bass is not uncommon. Most sites are accessed by well-kept paved roads. The RV sites are pull-through and back-in, and electric has multiple plugs. While the sites have pump stations, direct hookups are not an option.

© 2014  Chris Erwin /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Somerset
Campsites: 102
Season: Apr 1 to Oct 31
Additional Use: Golfing, Fishing, Camping
Local Contacts: General Burnside State Park, PO Box 488, 8801 US 27 South, Burnside 42519; (606) 561-4104; parks.ky.gov
Local Maps: DeLorme: Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 68 I4
Fees per Night: $10-$19
Facilities: Restrooms, showers; picnic tables, fire rings, lantern poles, and grills at all campsites; pump stations; laundry nearby.
Driving Directions: Directions to General Burnside Island

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