Experience Camping On Lake Cumberland

If you are looking for a vacation on the water, come to Russell Springs KOA Journey!

Our campground in Russell Springs, Kentucky, offers convenient access to Lake Cumberland. Campers can bring their boat and launch it on the lake to explore or fish. The area also has beautiful natural scenery, offering a relaxing, nature-filled getaway. 

Things to Do Nearby
This Cumberland Lake campground puts you in the center of the action. Less than a mile from the campground, you can launch a boat from Lake Cumberland Marina or rent a pontoon to explore the lake and catch some fish. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park nearby opens up even more opportunities for fun. View sunsets from a scenic overlook, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park or follow a bike path to explore the surrounding area. Russell Springs has many natural wonders to make your next vacation memorable. 

Ways to Stay
If you want a Russell Springs, Kentucky, campground with flexible ways to stay, this campground has camping and lodging options to suit any camper. There are three site options:

  • RV Sites: RV campers can choose from Back-In or Pull-Thru RV Sites with full hookups. For shorter stays, you can select a water- and electric-only site. All RV Sites allow pets, so you can bring the whole family.
  • Lodging: For a more rustic Lake Cumberland camping experience, you can choose a Camping Cabin without a kitchen or bathroom. Otherwise, choose a Deluxe Cabin with a patio.
  • Tent Sites: If you are a tent camper, you can pitch your tent on an individual Tent Site with room for six and water and electric access.

Amenities and Recreation at the Campground
This campground near Lake Cumberland in Kentucky does everything possible to make your stay relaxing and fun. Amenities like Wi-Fi, cable TV, firewood, a camp store and shaded sites add comfort and convenience to your visit. We also have on-site activities and entertainment, like:
  • Pool (open May-September)
  • Mini golf
  • KampK9®
  • Rec Room
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • RV clubs and rallies
  • Planned activities

Reserve a Site Today
If you are looking for a beautiful natural escape with convenient lake access, Russell Springs KOA Journey has everything you need. Browse our available sites and reserve yours today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 55' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV ($)
  • Pool (5/15 - 9/14)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Lake Cumberland Marina

Lake Cumberland is one of the most beautiful places in the United States and the best place to explore all of its beauty is from right on the lake itself. Head over to Lake Cumberland Marina to launch your own boat or rent of their pontoons to enjoy a day of exploration and fishing in one of the best fishing destinations around.

2108 Highway 1383

Russell Springs, KY 42642



Lake Cumberland State Park

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park offers several activities for fun family time.  Enjoy the indoor or outdoor pool, exercise room, sauna, game room, mini golf, tennis courts, and playgrounds.  Enjoy a picnic, take a hike through the park, or even follow one of the several bike paths.  Enjoy a scenic overlook of beautiful Lake Cumberland.  And try out the horseback riding before leaving the park!

5465 State Park Road

Jamestown, KY 42629




Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Come face to face with the region's underwater friends, explore karst terrain, see the inner workings of an active honey bee hive, and meet Dale, the lifelike animatronic fish biologist—all by stepping into the unique and exciting exhibit hall at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center.  The hatchery provides over 1,000,000 rainbow, brown, and brook trout each year to the benefit of the American people.  Also visit Wolf Creek Dam.  Over 1-mile long, the landmark which forms Lake Cumberland from the Cumberland River provides hydro-electrical power and flood control.

50 Kendall Road

Jamestown, KY 42629




Creelsboro Natural Bridge

Below the mass of concrete which is Wolf Creek Dam is the area of the Rockhouse and Swan Pond Bottom.  Here you will find a 300 million year old natural bridge arch of solid limestone carved by nature and affectionately referred to as Rockhouse Bottom.  This 60 ft. high and over 120 ft. wide rock formation is located next to the cool rushing waters of the Cumberland River and is said to have been used by Native Americans and early settlers as a shelter against the elements. This is a Russell County treasure you don't want to miss.



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