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Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls. Located on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky the falls are part of the Cumberland Falls State Park.
 Cumberland Falls is 68 feet high and 125 feet wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second.
 If you are lucky enough to be there during a clear full moon you may get to see a Moonbow said to only be duplicated at Victoria Falls in Africa.
 Long known to Old School Native Americans of the area as Abandon Canoe Abandon Canoe, Cumberland Falls was named by Dr. Thomas Walker during his 1750 exploration of Kentucky after the Duke of Cumberland, a son of King George II of England.  Kentucky historian Richard Henry Collins wrote a vivid description of Cumberland Falls in his 1874 History of Kentucky. He describes the falls as one of the “most remarkable objects in the state.” Collins went on to say that the surrounding countryside “presents to the eye of the traveler a succession of scenery as romantic and picturesque as any in the state.”

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Cumberland Falls Indian for Abando…
Cumberland Falls Indian for Aband…
Cumberland RainBow
Cumberland RainBow
Cumberland River
Cumberland River
68 feet high
68 feet high
125 feet wide
125 feet wide
Water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per…
Water flow of 3,600 cubic feet pe…
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
RainBow & Rafts
Blue Raft Wet
Blue Raft Wet
Blue Raft Under Falls
Blue Raft Under Falls
Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls Rocks
Cumberland Falls Rocks
Cumberland Falls Rocks & Fence
Cumberland Falls Rocks & Fence
Rolling Rolling on the Cumberland …
Rolling Rolling on the Cumberland…
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