Kentucky is famous for its beautiful countryside, as well as the spaciousness. 

The charm of small town atmosphere is still around in Cumberland County and surrounding areas. The nature is pure and the wildlife is out there to explore. There are two big lakes in the area, Dale Hollow Lake and Lake Cumberland. Many species of fish like bass and trout are hiding in the fresh sparkling waters. The variety of the lakes, the Mighty Cumberland River and the beautiful hills, make this a popular place to visit and explore. This area is well known for its hiking, booting, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing and mountain biking.








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The River Festivus is a community event that celebrates life on the mighty Cumberland River. Come explore Cumberland County, Kentucky and find out why people try to keep this paradise a secret. This 3-day festivus will offer you a chance to race on our river, hike our trails, cruise our back-roads, enjoy live music, taste our food, and to experience things that are just plain FUN. This is the festivus for the rest of us. To learn more about the River Festivus visit the River Festivus website and "like" the Cumberland River - Burkesville on Facebook, and the River Festivus event page on Facebook.


Main event on Friday is a Open House at the Hidden Cave Ranch from 5pm til 10pm. The open house will include a Junk in the Trunk Yard Sale, live music and food and beverages, available for purchase. Their also will be pony rides, a bonfire, free marshmallows, a bounce houses and a small petting zoo.

VENDORS!!! $15 for a 12 foot space. Set up is from 3am to 5am. For more information or to book a space, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (270) 433-3225

SHOPPERS!!! Free admission for each car that comes to shop. Gates open from 5pm. 




Check out Mutt E. Waters River Rentals Facebook Page. They have Kayaks, Canoes, Tubes and Floats for rent. They will drop you off at the river or the lake and pick you up after your trip. Call Jim (270) 406 - 9045 for more information and don't forget to mention that you are staying at the Hidden Cave Ranch, to get 10% off. 

Fishing Guides In Cumberland County:

Bobby Gentry's Guide Service
795 Gentry Circle
Mt. Herman , Ky. 42157
Phone: 270-427-0419

Rainbow Guide Service
689 Otter Creek Rd.
Burkesville, KY 42717
Phone: 270-433-7674

Smith Guide service
March-April: Live Bait/Artificial
May-July: Night Fishing
August- November: Live Bait/Artificial

6644 Mud Camp Road/ P. O. Box 344
Burkesville, Kentucky 42717
Phone: 270-459-1580
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