Top Five Things To Do
Play the award winning “Best Public” golf course in Kentucky.
Launch your own or rent a boat to explore Lake Cumberland.
Overnight in the 75-acre campground.
Enjoy a day trip to Cumberland Falls.
Enjoy a picnic with friends and family at our shelters
General Burnside Island State Park features an 18-hole golf course and a 102-site campground on an island. The park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. Burnside led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island while on the lookout for Confederate soldiers.