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News for June 30, 2022

Kentucky Park Preparing For New Cabins, Camping Options

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Kingdom Come State Park, Cumberland now offers new campsites along with its existing ones. One site is available for immediate rental. Five more are in the process of being completed, a report said.

Four additional campsites will also soon be built once all six sites are sold. These new campsites will be the most prestigious in Kentucky, and visitors can camp at the highest elevation within the Kentucky State Park System, the report added.

There will be 18 options for camping in total, with the addition of 10 new campsites to the existing eight. This follows a 5877% increase in camping rentals over the previous fiscal year.

The report mentioned Sherry Cornett, the park manager who admitted that while camping rentals have increased each year, last year was the most successful. This is due to advertising and promotion. There were only four campsites when she arrived as park manager. Four more campsites were created by her, all with electric hookups. The four closest to the lake are highly sought-after and almost always in use.

Kingdom Come State Park will also soon offer overnight accommodations in primitive cabins. Primitive campsites were the only way to stay overnight in the park until now. Bullock Overlook is the location of the primitive cabins. This overlook is a popular spot in the park. The exact amount of funding required for the construction of the cabins is to be determined, the report said.

The budget has been funded with various grants and donations, including Harlan Fiscal Court and Robert E. Frazier Charitable Foundation, Cumberland Tourism, and Friends of Kingdom Come State Park. Local residents also contributed to the fundraising efforts for the cabin construction project.

According to the report, the Kentucky Department of Parks Land and Conservation fund may match the grant awarded, doubling funding. It is hoped that $400,000 will be available for construction of the cabins and that construction can start in late fall 2021.

Each cabin will be equipped with electricity and share a centrally situated bathhouse, which will offer showers and restrooms. A cabin already in use will have the bathhouse, which can also be used as an overnight rental.

For overnight guests, the bathhouse will be located in close proximity to the cabins. The cabin that is currently in use will have bunk beds, and it will be big enough to accommodate small groups. New cabins will be equipped with electricity, fire rings, and front porches.

Kingdom Come State Park can be found at the top of Pine Mountain, near Cumberland. It was established in 1961. It is located near the city of Cumberland.

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