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March 24, 2013

Pulaski County ready for tourists as Lake Cumberland’s waters rise


Somerset —

Judy Daulton, park ranger for the Corps of Engineers, is readying Corps-operated recreational areas for the coming vacation season.
Fishing Creek Recreation Area opens May 10. The boat-launching ramp, out of the water for the past six summers because of the low lake level, will be usable this summer in the higher water.
“As long as the lake stays above 700 feet (above sea level) the launching ramp can be used,” Daulton said. The normal launching fee of $3 will be waived at Fishing Creek this summer, she said. Fees will be charged elsewhere.
The campground at Fishing Creek offers 26 RV sites and 20 tent-only sites, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station.
Fishing Creek also has a day-use area, picnic sites and a playground, making it an ideal spot for large parties and family functions.
Waitsboro Recreation Area, origin-ally scheduled to open April 5, won’t open until May 15 because the Kentucky Department of Transpor-tation is repairing the road leading down to the site, Daulton said.
The campground offers 17 RV sites, all with electric hookups, and five tent-only sites. Eight of Waitsboro's sites are on the waterfront, making prime locations for weekend recreation.
Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station. A day-use area with a group picnic shelter and a parking area is also available.
Kendall Recreation Area immed-iately below Wolf Creek Dam opened March 15. The nearby tailwater of the dam is one of the most popular trout fishing spots in Kentucky.
The Kendall facility features boat launching, dump station, electrical hookups, 83 improved campsites, RV sites and rest rooms.
Cumberland Point Recreation Area in nearby Wayne County opens May 10. It is a 30-acre site and has 30 spacious campsites. 

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