Lake Cumberland is known as the Houseboat Capital of the world, just in case you are considering life on the water. The park is equipped with amenities for camping or indoor stays. The campground has 123 sites, 91 standard electric, 1 electric, and 31 tent sites. There are fire pits but times when fires are not allowed for safety.
Summer and fall are peak seasons for visits, so you will want to plan your stay in advance. If you are not a camper, you can stay in the lodge or in one of the cabins. There is a restaurant on site, the Rowena Landing Restaurant, that offers meals and buffets on holidays and for special dates throughout the year. The cabins have small kitchens.
You can plan to recreate to your heart's delight - on or off the water. There is plenty for the landlubber to do and explore, like tennis, golf, disc golf, hiking, or just hanging out and enjoying the beauty.
Dogs are allowed, consistent with Kentucky State Parks rules. Your dog will need to be leashed and you can only take your dog into the designated areas. You may not take your dog into restaurants or into areas marked as nature preserves. You may not bring more than two dogs with you. If you are booking a stay in the facilities, advise them of the dog before you go to avoid penalty fees. There will be an extra charge for a dog if you are using the cabin or lodge.