Such a hearty endorsement of the lake from the man who heads Kentucky’s tourism promotional team is considered extremely important by boosters of Lake Cumberland.
The $594 million rehabilitation of Wolf Creek Dam is nearly complete and the water level was allowed to rise 20 feet for this summer’s vacation season.
Completion of the repair project is scheduled this December at which time the lake will rise another 20 feet to normal operational levels. Pool stage is 723 feet above sea level and the lake stretches 101 miles from west of Jamestown through Pulaski County to near Corbin. Mountainous terrain and numerous coves create more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and the water averages 90 feet deep.