General Burnside Island

Somerset, Kentucky 42502

General Burnside Island

General Burnside Island Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Nearby City
Apr 1 to Oct 31
Golf/Disc Golf, Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
General Burnside State Park, PO Box 488, 8801 US 27 South, Burnside 42519; (606) 561-4104;
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 68 I4
Local Maps
Fees per Night
Restrooms, showers; picnic tables, fire rings, lantern poles, and grills at all campsites; pump stations; laundry nearby.

Activity Feed

Jul 2018