Description - The filling of Kentucky Reservoir in 1945 opened the Tennessee River to year-round navigation and linked the Tennessee Valley with the nation's inland waterway system.
Lake Cumberland is an example of the large lakes and is a perennial favorite among houseboat enthusiasts. It has more shoreline that the coast of Florida and offers numerous secluded coves perfect for your floating vacation
- A great way to enjoy a Kentucky vacation is aboard a houseboat on any of the large lakes. Many of the lakes are developed tourist destinations and offer a wide variety of amenities.
Recreation - Water skiing, sailing, and windsurfing are popular, as well as bicycling, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.
Climate - This state experiences a temperate climate with nearly 50 inches of rainfall annually. Thirteen inches of snow is an annual average in Kentucky. There are four distinct seasons here with summer temperatures reaching 90 degrees F frequently in July and August. Low summer temperatures dip near 70 degrees F at night. Winter high temperatures often reach 45 degrees with lows dipping below freezing. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant seasons in which to visit Kentucky. Fall months are the driest. The humidity levels in the state average near 54 degrees throughout the year. The humidity during the winter months averages somewhat higher.
Maps and directions are available on each of the descriptive pages for each Kentucky lake or reservoir.