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The Cumberland Wild River Corridor is 16.1 miles long , and extends from Summer Shoals to the backwaters of Lake Cumberland. The river runs through a narrow valley between steep  wooded ridges that rise 300 feet or more above the level of the stream. Cumberland River is enjoyed by many outdoor enthusiats for its fishing, paddling, and other outdoor recreation opportunities. It is also home to many rare, threatened, or endangered species. This corridor includes much of Cumberland Falls State Park and Nature Preserve. See our Wild Rivers program page for information on what it means to be a Kentucky Wild River. 


Please visit Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources  map to view access points.



Access Type: Open to Public
County: Whitley
Region: Eastern Region
Size: River mile 558.5 to 574.6
Owner: Varies by tract

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