Lake Cumberland Poker Run The LAKE CUMBERLAND POKER RUN is back and better than ever for 2017!

We’ve got a great event planned for this year with more boats and the most unbelievable atmosphere you have ever been a part of!

We want to make this poker run not only the best ever! But we can’t do it without you. You’ll be talking about this one for years! Click the links above for lots more info! Come see why we’re ranked as one of the best poker runs in the country.

This year we’ll have more boats, more sponsors and more fun! The only thing missing is you!


Lake Cumberland Poker Run

Lake Cumberland is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country with over 100 miles in length, 1,200 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 90 feet. The course is wide open, covering 110 miles, concluding with a gathering at Harmon Creek “the ultimate party spot” after the last card stop. The photo below shows just how many people show up for a good time after the run at Harmon Creek.

Lake Cumberland is known as the “Houseboat Capital of the World” and tens of thousands of spectators are on hand for the Poker Run each year!

Poker Run

Lake Cumberland Poker Run

Imagine 50 houseboats totaling over 200 bedrooms lined on a single dock exclusively for Poker Run participants and an adjacent dock with 125 of the most incredible power boats in the country. During the Poker Run, that’s State Dock.

The ability to stay where you play makes the State Dock experience unique. With 2 huge docks normally used to moor a rental fleet of over 80 houseboats, State Dock is converted into a Poker Run Paradise. One dock becomes “Houseboat Row” and after dark when the Party Barge gets cranked up it’s reminiscent of Mardis Gras.

The other dock is completely cleared and reserved exclusively for the Poker Run Boats. The ship’s store and fuel piers are among the largest in the country. Poker Run Marina PhotoThere are nine 100’ fuel piers and four 40’ piers. During the Poker Run we also offer racing fuel. We installed new card reader pumps and wired the whole dock for with a rockin’ sound system. The ship’s store has an unbelievable selection of nautical clothing and poker run items. Stroll down the rest of the dock and you’ll find some of the largest and most incredible houseboats in the country.

The entertainment is jammed packed as an amazing Kentucky band, SUPERFECTA, comes in with not one, but two performances on Friday AND Saturday night.

Thanks to an all-star roster of the region’s most talented professional vocalists and musicians, Superfecta expertly covers music ranging from jazz standards, fusion jazz, Motown, Funk, Top 40 dance, hip-hop, R&B, and more!

Bill Kingery will be bringing back his bass thumping sound system and light show playing all your favorite tunes guaranteed to get you groovin down on the Party Barge!


Congratulations to the 2014 Poker Run winners….

  • 1st Place ($4,000) – Total Performance Marine, of Radnor, OH  (P1 Panther) – 4 of a kind (Nines).
  • 2nd Place ($1,500) – Michael Provance of Coal City, (28′ Donzi) – 3 of a kind (Aces/Queen high).
  • 3rd Place ($750) – Richard Milstead of Jackson, AL (30′ Eliminator) – 3 of a kind (Aces/Jack high).
  • 4th Place ($500) – Spencer Hedley of Barberton, OH (31′ American Offshore) – 3 of a kind (Queens)
  • 5th Place ($350) – Brett Kenworthy of Piqua, OH (35′ Formula) – Three of a kind (Tens).

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2013 Lake Cumberland Poker Run. Just by looking at the different locations of the winners’ hometowns gives an idea of how far word has reached of this amazing event!


Total prize money this year is over $7,000. First place: $4,000, Second place: $1,500, Third place $750, Fourth place: $500 Fifth place: $350