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Old 07-25-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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Cumberland Falls State Park, KY

Now mind you that ratings are subjective. What one person may like another will NOT. AS for this park..... If I had to rate it on a scale of 1-10, I'd almost give it a 3. Mainly because I'd hate to give any place a 1 or a 2. Most spots were tiny, and I do mean tiny! And what I saw of where you would back in, the back end well.. YOU would be looking over an embankment. With us having the hybrid, we would have to let down the back bunk... then back into the spot. Otherwise there is NO way on this earth that we could do it. WE are not 10 foot tall. Although if you were tent camping it seemed like a decent enough spot. I'm glad that we drove up in the Equinox to check things out before pulling up there. Not going to waste my time.


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Old 07-26-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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Cumberland Falls State Park KY is a great park if you like waterfalls
and hiking. It's got a great old lodge built by the CCC with a
wonderful view of the Cumberland River.
If the camp ground wasn't built by the CCC it looks like it.
It was built on the top of a ridge which was the only flat ground
around! The sites are very small. If you've got a small popup
or pull behind it's OK. We've camped there a few times with
previous trailers. Our last trip we had an 18 footer and were fine.
I've seen motor homes manage to get in some of the sites
along the ridge top but it's TIGHT.
There are some pull thru sites right in front in the sun but
most of them are not flat so you need some serious wood cribbing
to get level.
We like the park because we like to hike and the water fall is
known as the Niagra of the south. After the spring rains it's awesome. Here's a video of the falls after a 5 inch rain.
Cumberland Falls KY after 5 inch rain video by Ky-Dan - Photobucket

Consider Big South Fork Blue Heron camp ground.
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area - Campgrounds (U.S. National Park Service)

The camp ground there is much
larger, flatter and a bit more space between most sites. We can
easily fit our current 25 footer in most of them. They have decent
showers and also some awesome hiking. You can drive back to
Cumberland Falls for the day if you want too.

Kentucky has many great parks, it's unfortunate that Cumberland
Falls (one of the best parks) has such an outdated camp ground.

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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I guess I need to add.. just to keep things in perspective. I was only talking about the campground. Not the entire park. Beautiful area. The campground really is in need of a major updating. If they would do some work there it would be a super place to go.

I know things are tight with state budgets, but that would be a money maker for them if they would invest in an upgrade.

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