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DAN BOONE CO LOU KY
Cumberland Falls is a 68-foot tall waterfall located in Southeastern Kentucky. It has been referred to as Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls. It was once inhabited by Native Americans up to the 1700's before being privately owned until 1930. In the late 1920’s, there were talks of creating a hydroelectric power station upstream from the falls, however, this was opposed by the Cumberland Falls Preservation Association who convinced T. Coleman Du Pont to buy the land and stipulate that no hydroelectric power station would be built on it. After his death in 1930, the Du Pont family donated the land to the state and it is now the heart of the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. It is part of the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves designated Wild River System.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located entirely within the Daniel Boone National Forest and is one of the few places in the Western hemisphere where a moonbow , or lunar rainbow, is regularly visible. Recreational fun around Cumberland Falls includes tennis courts, playgrounds, fire pits, bird watching, gem mining, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, horseback rides, a pool, weekly activities like square dancing, archery, arts and crafts, group hikes, and animal encounters. There are other campsites for campers as well as cabins and lodges for guests to stay in the park.