The lake is a primary source of economic activity in Spencer County and a popular fishing area. The lake has large amounts of silt and is musky all year.
Lake Cumberland is in Lauren, Pulaski, Wayne, and Clinton counties. Its purpose is to control floods and produce hydroelectric power.
The dale Hollow reservoir borders Tennessee. It formed due to Obey river damming and meets with Cumberland river at river Mile 380 and stretches 7.3 miles.
Its fish species include white crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, flathead catfish, and white bass.