NR 20-028: Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center temporarily using appointment system

Nashville District Public Affairs
Published Nov. 30, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center located in Somerset, Kentucky, is accepting visitors by appointment only through the end of 2020 as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The public is asked to call the Visitor’s Center at 606-679-6337 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, to make an appointment before traveling to its location at 855 Boat Dock Road in Somerset.

“We are temporarily making appointments to safeguard our staff and visitors as Coronavirus cases have been on the rise locally,” said Jonathan Friedman, Lake Cumberland resource manager. “The public can call, and if prompted, leave a message. One of our staff members will call back and make arrangements.”

The Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center plans to reassess its appointment policy at the end of December 2020.

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Bill Peoples

Release no. 20-116