Cumberland Falls Ramblings

Cumberland Falls Ramblings

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Love the Falls
Breathtakingly Beautiful!!
The Public Pool at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is open for the season! Come on down, the water is fine! The Public Pool is open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM and is free to lodge and cottage guests. The pool is open to the public at the following prices: Adults - $7/person 12 & Under - $5/person Under 3 - FREE Campground Guests - $3/person After 5 PM - $3/person for everyone For more information or to inquire about private pool parties, please contact the park at 606-528-4121. #kystateparks #travelky #cumberlandfalls #adventureky #explorekentucky #explore #betterinthebluegrass #kentucky #pool #swimming #corbinky
Video for Feb 19 at Cumberland Falls
Watching Pam on Kentucky Life.
Made the drive down to see the falls last weekend and it was definitely worth it. Absolutely beautiful!
So many beautiful photos!
I just bought a walking stick from 2 guys on the side of the rd by the wall ppl stop to take pics does anyone kno who they r
Don. Wish I was there!

Ramblings at Cumberland Falls

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Full Moon this month.

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In this unusual time, we are trying to stay in the flow of things as best we can as we take each day at a time. Adjusting to the guidance to keep everyone safe. We are still open to the public, however we have a few updates.

We are currently operating on winter hours. Our lodge and restaurant is open from 4pm on Thursdays till 2pm on Sundays.

Our restaurant is currently takeout only.

We require masks in all facilities and outside if you are not able to socially distance from other people.

Due to the continued rise of Covid19 across the state and for the safety of our communities and employees, Kentucky State Parks will not be offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year.
We look forward to seeing each of you again next season. Stay safe. Stay healthy at home this Thanksgiving.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 606-528-4121

#heathyathome #Thanksgiving #kystateparks #cumberlandfalls

Attention

London Ranger District ~ Motorists alert~ Much needed road repairs impact travel to Dog Slaughter Falls Trail beginning Monday, November 23.
Road repairs will be taking place on FSR #195 causing it to be closed to thru traffic Monday-Wednesday. Access to Dog Slaughter Falls Trailhead will be available Monday and Tuesday from FSR #88/Young's Creek Road. Once that section is completed, Tuesday afternoon thru Wednesday, access to the other trailhead will be available from Hwy 90.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3827677.pdf

SURPRISE new renovations on the 3C shelter above HWY 90

New paint, new roof, new drip edge , great views, THANK YOU P9 crew.

New paint, new roof, new drip edge , great views, THANK YOU P9 crew.

3C shelter along the river

Renovation complete, stone and tables all fresh and clean now come and enjoy it.

Renovation complete, stone and tables all fresh and clean now come and enjoy it.

That's our Park too!

FOREST HEALTH UPDATE! Five-hundred Laricobius nigrinus , a species of specialist predatory beetles the feed solely on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA), were released in the Daniel Boone National Forest last month. KDF’s Forest Health Program continues to release these hungry beetles within our state’s native hemlock stands as a biological control method for HWA, the invasive forest pest. KDF’s Alexandra Blevins (Forest Health Specialist) and Abe Nielsen (Forest Health Program Manager) were joined by the new hemlock treatment crew for this latest release. The all women crew started in September and has been treating hemlocks in decline due to HWA all over the eastern stretches of the Commonwealth. Kenna Smith (Crew Lead), Erica Morgan, and Abby Odegard (Forest Ranger Techs) aided in this vital release and will continue their crucial treatments throughout the winter into next spring.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Saved for your memories now.

We would like to give a BIG thank you to the Civilian Conservation Corps for creating structures and trails throughout Cumberland Falls State Resort Park AND to the Special Maintenance crew for coming out and restoring historic structures such as this Picnic Shelter. We are so grateful for the hard work and craftsmanship that this crew does for our park system.

#CCC #civilianconservationcorps #cumberlandfalls #kystateparks #thankyou #hardwork #craftsmanship #shelter #picnic

Open on Saturday.

The Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower will be open for tours Saturday October 31 from 10 am to 2 pm. The hike is about 1 mile in length and is strenuous in sections. You will park at the trail head and follow the trail to the tower. Photo by Ben Childers Facebook.com/benchildersphotography

It's October at the Falls

Trails are open

Trails are open

Head to the heights

Pinnacle Knob Firetower views

Pinnacle Knob Firetower views

Roofs done

Now take a walk along the Cumberland River Trails #2

Now take a walk along the Cumberland River Trails #2

Doin's at the Falls

3C shelter gets new roof, , colors are getting better, come enjoy.

3C shelter gets new roof, , colors are getting better, come enjoy.

Grove Campgrounds staying open longer

London Ranger District ~ Camping anyone? The weather is perfect, the leaves are turning, and Grove Campground is extending their camping season through November 30th!

Reservations for “B” Loop can be made through www.recreation.gov. The rest of the campground will remain on a first-come, first-served basis. Working together with American Land & Leisure, we are able to provide camping opportunities at a time when our concessionaire campgrounds close for the season.

For those that normally enjoy fall camping at Bee Rock, or hunters or backpackers that normally dispersed camp, you’ll now have another option complete with hot showers and flush toilets, along with water and electric hookups at your site. Primitive walk-in sites are also available with access to showers and bathrooms, but without water and electric hook-ups. #FallCamping #GroveCampground

patterns

Individual box turtles exhibit a highly variable shell pattern. This image shows some of the variation displayed by the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina).

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[10/06/20]   Our super volunteers Ernie and Donna have birthdays today give them a well wish!

Our Hemlocks are in good hands

Kenna, Abby and Erica have treated over 2087 trees sofar with good weather and the help of Frank and Donna Garnett and D.I. Taylor. Hose buckets , barrels, chemical jugs measure tape tree paint and more to pack.

We will win this battle!

Kenna, Abby and Erica have treated over 2087 trees sofar with good weather and the help of Frank and Donna Garnett and D.I. Taylor. Hose buckets , barrels, chemical jugs measure tape tree paint and more to pack.

We will win this battle!

Trail #11 and #12

all kinds of good things happening.

all kinds of good things happening.

Fall face lift

Fall face lift, 3C shelter gets new roof and new post and a fresh painting.

Fall face lift, 3C shelter gets new roof and new post and a fresh painting.

[09/21/20]   Over 500 Hemlocks treated on trails #6and 3. Thank you Division of Forestry and Frank and Donna Garnett, three more weeks then skip a month then 3 more weeks all winter long. We WILL beat the bug we will!

Kentucky State Parks

Olivia brings us a web of information. Thanks Olivia.

Spiders are an essential part of Kentucky’s ecosystem and are in every Kentucky State Park. In today’s Recreation Station segment from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, program supervisor Olivia Immitt takes a closer look at the benefits spiders bring to nature. #kystateparks

Open with a new flavor to enjoy.

How did we turn the traditional Appalachian Apple Stack Cake into an ice cream? We combined spiced apples with cake pieces in a base of Buttermilk ice cream. We then top it off with ribbons of apple butter made by Friends Drift Inn Farm Produce. The result is unlike anything you have had: decadent with just the right touch of apple and cinnamon, sure to get you in the mood for cooler weather and changing colors.

Our fall flavors are here, and you have to experience the magic of our homemade ice cream! Stay tuned tomorrow for a full list of flavors for the week. Come and get it Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm to 9pm. #TasteTheMoonbow #AppalachianMagic

Girl Scout love weekend was a success !!

We had a blast during the Girl Scouts Love State Parks event here this weekend! Fun filled with hiking, crafts, and a live snake program. Looking forward to next year!

#cumberlandfalls #kystateparks #girlscouts

Something special

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Flavors available at Moonbow Mercantile Williamsburg, KY.

Announcing our flavors this week, so we can start serving it up to you on Tuesday! We are adding a delicious Honey Lavender, made with lavender grown locally at Woodstock Lavender Co. We are restocking the ingredients for Kentucky Bourbon Caramel so we hope to bring it back soon!

Our hours are 1pm to 9pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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McCreary County Hikers

Update for hikes thru McCreary Co Extension Service group McCreary Co Hikers.

Good morning to you all,
It is again time to decide the hikes for the upcoming season.
With much discussion of the hiking committee , we have come to the decision it is still far to dangerous to hold group hikes.
This discussion included what happens if someone gets hurt, what happens if people come and as hikes progress social distancing becomes a forgotten protocol. No matter how safe we all start out we feel it's just to soon . We have decided that the February Eagle Weekend will be the first get together if that is held at Reelfoot Tn .

Some of us have already made our camping reservations. When we spoke to the park the tentative date is the first weekend in Feb. Of course this is all subject to change due to virus concerns.

We are not encouraging group hikes but you know a friend who needs a little encouragement and company to get outside. Please wear your masks or have them handy for your own and others protection.

We hope to start hikes again as McCreary Co Hikers the first weekend in March 2021.

Thank you to you all for your input and compassion.

Some

Opportunity for a great time!

Want to learn about Mushrooms? How about fungi? Well, why not do it in the most beautiful place on earth, rich with biodiversity like no other, Pine Mountain!. Join mycologist Jack Smith for this guided hike through the world of mycoflora. HIke is free and begins at 10am Saturday August 29,2020. #kystateparks #kytourism #travelky #tourseky #PineMountain #mushrooms

[08/22/20]   Ice cream is fresh made and ready to serve, go visit this treasure in Williamsburg after you visit the Falls.

On the Ground w/Eric Comley, Garrard County 4-H YD Agent and crested coralroot (Hexalectris spicata)

Eric's on the ground again.

This amazing flower is so beautifully unique and sometimes hard to find that I felt fortunate to be "On the Ground" with it. I left out too much information,...

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Save the Date -- 10th Annual Ghost Train Event - Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service)

WoooHoo goes there Ghost Train a comin!

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