For the second year in a row, the Lake Cumberland Poker Run at State Dock in Jamestown, Ky., was organized without an official start. And while the reviews were mixed once again for those used to the adrenaline-pumping, crowd-pleasing start featuring some of the most heavy-hitting performance boats in the country, the general response to the entire weekend was overwhelmingly positive.
Party Cove at Harmon Creek is always a highlight of the Lake Cumberland Poker Run in Kentucky. Photo courtesy Chip Miller/Miller Marina
That makes sense as it’s not like the scenery or the destinations have changed, it’s just the way in which some folks go about getting to those locations is a little different. Since its inception more than two decades ago, the Lake Cumberland Poker Run has been about houseboats and hot spots like 76 Falls and Harmon Creek, not just about who has the fastest boat.