State Park to Close Operations June 1st

In an announcement yesterday on social media only, the park said it would be closing all park operations as of June 1st.  

This includes the restaurant, campground areas, trails, and picnic areas. Lake Cumberland State Park is one of four parks statewide being used to provide housing to low acuity COVID-19 patients in the event of a resurgence in the state of the coronavirus.

As WJRS NEWS reported last week, the closing of the state park will be a significant blow to tourism in Russell County.  

The state park accounts for almost half of all lodging rooms available in the county.   The transient room tax from those rooms funds tourism efforts in the county. 

No date was given on when the park could re-open to visitors.

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