The Wolf Creek Dam 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. 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.
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. The hatchery is open all year round, with interactive and engaging exhibits and displays.
When you stay at the Comfort Inn of Somerset, your hotel room puts you close to a wide range of things to do, all year round! See the power of water at the Wolf Creek Dam and then return to a comfortable room with a warm fire.