The Wolf Creek Dam, KY is a mile-long landmark in Somerset Kentucky that has recently been refurbished and updated. The Dam was originally completed in 1952 and led to the creation of Lake Cumberland, which is a popular tourist attraction. Today, it is one of the largest in the US, with several important purposes. It generates hydroelectricity for the area and controls the level of the Cumberland River—thereby creating the lake for recreation. Additionally, Wolf Creek Dam, KY limits, and controls flooding, and releases stored water to permit navigation on the Cumberland River all year-round.
Close to the dam is the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. If it’s raining, visit the hatchery in the indoor visitor center, and learn all about the lifecycle of fish! Little ones can feed freshly hatched babies and full-sized fish. Not only is it a great educational opportunity, but kids will love the activity.The hatchery is open all year round, with interactive and engaging exhibits and displays.
When you stay at our affordable Kentucky hotel, Comfort Inn of Somerset, our location puts you close to a wide range of enriching things to do, all year round! See the power of water at the nearby Wolf Creek Dam, KY and then return to your comfortable room to curl up beside a cozy fireplace.