Cumberland Falls, as viewed from Whitley City.
|Location||Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, McCreary County & Whitley County, Kentucky, USA|
|Total height||68 ft (21 m)|
|Number of drops||1|
Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky. Spanning the river at the border of McCreary and Whitley city, the waterfall is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.
The Moonbow that appears here may be observed under a full moon and a clear sky. An arch of white light is usually produced at base of Falls and continues downstream. Generations of people have visited here to see this natural phenomenon. The last hotel on this site, Moonbow Inn, was named for the moonbow.
Historical Marker Erected 1987. (Number 1801.) Location. 36° 50.296′ N, 84° 20.634′ W.
- Kentucky tourism site
- Kentucky state parks information page
- Cumberland and Other Kentucky Waterfalls