Wayne Co. boat ramp to close for Poker Run; will be staging site for law enforcement

The upcoming Lake Cumberland Poker Run, which is based out of State Dock in Jamestown, has prompted the closure of at least one boat ramp in neighboring Wayne County for the duration of the three-day event.

Camp Attrahunt Boat Ramp, including its parking lot on the shoreline of the lake in Monticello, is set to close Thursday, September 8th, through Sunday, September 11th, the Corps of Engineers announced this week.

Jonathan Friedman, Lake Cumberland resource manager with the Corps, said the move will benefit public safety with improved communication, shorter travel routes for law enforcement responding to requests for help and medical assistance, as well as provide a controlled area for emergency situations that may unexpectedly arise.

The Wayne County Fiscal Court, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Corps of Engineers coordinated the closure of the public site and, now, law enforcement and first responders will have exclusive use of this area during the Poker Run event.