A huge, new expansion is coming to Lake Cumberland Marina, formerly known as Alligator Dock #1 in eastern Russell Country.
The Army Corp of Engineers announced last week their approval of an expansion of the marina. Approval from the Corp after a National Environmental Protection Act review concluded there would be “No Significant Impact” to the human environment associated with the proposed expansion.
The Nashville District of the Corp approved lease expansion proposal from J. D. Hamilton, the owner of the marina, which includes construction of a 1.26-mile-long floating structure, and a public fishing pier in the Russell County public park with access to the marina.
Hamilton’s expansion plan as approved will develop more than 181 acres of water to include 227 boat slips and 26 floating cabins. Hamilton noted this is the first marina infrastructure approved by the Corp under a new law that recognizes floating cabins.
The boat dock structure will extend north from the marina near the boundary of the existing water lease area of Russell County Park, and connect to a 530-foot by 16-foot floating courtesy dock, and will join together what was previously known as the former Alligator No. 1 and Alligator No. 2 marinas.
Hamilton said construction on the major expansion project could begin very soon.