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Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River[?] in southeastern Kentucky that is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Park. It spans the river, which here forms the boundary between McCreary County and Whitley County, with the park located in both. The park is within the Daniel Boone National Forest.

The falls are 68 feet high, flowing over a resistant sandstone bed, and usually around 125 feet wide. They are somewhat unusual in that, on clear nights under a full moon, a moonbow can be seen. This is a rainbow that becomes visible in the mist of the falls during the night.

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