Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man made lakes east of the Mississippi, is not only a tremendous tourism resource, it is also a dependable source of electricity. Wolf Creek Dam generates electricity for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which serves a large section of the southeast.
Numerous commercial and unnumbered private access points make this 101-mile long lake and its 1,225 miles of pristine shoreline available year-round for residents and visitors alike to participate in all forms of water recreation.
Major attractions in the area include Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and the Jamestown Marina and Resort. Hiking, boating, golf and fishing are among the many activities visitors to Russell County enjoy.
Residents of Russell County have access to local city parks and many supervised sport programs including youth baseball, soccer, softball and swimming. Croquet, roller skating and bowling are also available. The private Lakewood Country Club near Russell Springs has an 18-hole golf course, tennis court, swimming pool and clubhouse. The Lake Cumberland Golf Club located in Jamestown offers an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, driving range and a swimming pool.