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Attention: Kendall Forest Campground, previously known as the Annex, is scheduled to be closed during the 2014 recreation season due to anticipated work on Hatchery Creek. Kendall main, sites 1 through 77 will be open for the 2014 recreation season. The Corps, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, are working to reroute Hatchery Creek due to poor and failing conditions of the existing stream. The new stream location will be longer and run past the Annex area. Construction expected during the recreation season will make camping impossible due to road closures and construction noise levels. We anticipate reopening the campground fully for the 2015 recreation season. We apologize for the inconvenience, but feel that our customers will very much enjoy the new stream layout and the added recreational benefits associated with it. Click here http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140201/SPORTS09/302010059/Hatchery-Creek-will-made-order-trout-stream?nclick_check=1 for additional Hatchery Creek plans.


Status: Open through Sat Nov 15 2014   Season Dates


Kendall Campground is located south of Jamestown, Kentucky, just below Wolf Creek Dam, which forms beautiful Lake Cumberland.

Natural Features:

The campground overlooks the river, offering sweeping scenic views. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat.

Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.


Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities.

Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout.

Whispering Pines Trail, located within the campground, is a non-strenuous trail approximately half a mile long.


The campground is a multi-use recreation area, consisting of 70 acres and 115 reservable campsites, all of which have water and electric hookups.

Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. A group day-use picnic shelter with water and electric hookups is available as well.

A boat ramp, fish cleaning station, basketball court, horseshoe pit, hiking trail and playground are located within the park.

Nearby Attractions:

Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery is within walking distance of the campground. It is open year-round and offers free tours to the public and an excellent Environmental Education Center. Click here for more information.

Lake Cumberland State Park is just 6.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful park offers fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mini golf, disc golf and boat rentals. Birders enjoy the park for its exceptional viewing prospects of raptors, songbirds and waterfowl.

Grider Hill Marina and Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.

Jamestown Marina & Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.

State Dock Marina is 8 miles away, with boat rentals, snack bar and general store.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • $3 per vehicle visitor fee
  • First come, first served sites are available
  • Golf carts, scooters and moped vehicles are not authorized on project roadways unless handicap credentials can be established.

A firewood quarantine is in effect to protect our forest from the Emerald Ash Borer. No firewood transported from out of state is permitted at the campground. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.8725, -85.14667
36°52'21"N, 85°8'48"W

From Jamestown, Kentucky, take US Highway 127 south for 10 miles and turn right just before crossing the dam. Campground is on Kendall Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Information: (270)343-4660

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby - Click here for more information. Held on Jun 07 2014
  • Friends of Lake Cumberland Annual Cleanup. For more information, call 606-679-6337 or click here. Held on Sep 20 2014