Portions of Kendall Campground and the Day Use Area below Wolf Creek Dam, including its boat ramp and roadway along the riverside campground, are closed for repairs today through early April 2023 to rehabilitate flood damage sustained back in February of 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced.
Bluegrass Contracting, a veteran-owned small business located in Lexington, is the contractor for the project. The work includes erosion control installations, rock deliveries, and heavy equipment operation in three separate areas along the shoreline.
The Federal Highway Administration is supervising the project. U.S. Department of Transportation approved barricades are being used to close the roadways affected by the closure.
During the closure, boaters are encouraged to use an alternate boat launch ramp that is available just downstream of Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River at the end of Ray Mann Road.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause to our valued visitors, and it is important work that is needed to fix erosion damage along the shoreline,” said Jonathan Friedman, resource manager of Lake Cumberland. “Our visitors will have improved river access and a protected campground to ensure recreation opportunities well into the future.”
For additional information, please contact the Lake Cumberland Natural Resource Management Office at 606-679-6337.