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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park covers 1657 acres and is named for its major feature 68-foot-tall Cumberland Falls. The falls are one of the few places where a moonbow can be seen on nights with a full moon.
Often called the Niagara of the South-Cumberland Falls has attracted the attention of countless people since prehistoric times. Besides the scenic falls-this Kentucky State Resort Park has a lodge-cottages-restaurant-meeting space-campground-hiking trails-and recreation programs. The park is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest-which provides even more opportunities for adventure. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park covers 1657 acres and is named for its major feature-68-foot-tall Cumberland Falls. The falls are one of the few places where a moonbow can be seen on nights with a full moon. Although the first permanent white settlers at Cumberland Falls did not arrive until 1850-people have inhabited this area for thousands of years. Native Americans lived here as long as 10000 years ago. They made their home in rock shelters at the base of the cliffs that line the river. Both Cumberland and Eagle Falls were held sacred by many Native Americans. Geologists estimate that the rock over which the Cumberland River plunges is about 250 million years old. Romantics are enchanted with the poetic beauty of the falls-visitors are awed by the majesty of the falls and historians note the uniqueness of the site.