Department of Parks
Nature Photography Weekend April 24-26 at Cumberland Falls

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 17, 2015  
Contact Information:  Bret Smitley,


CORBIN, Ky. – Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host its Nature Photography Weekend April 24-26.


Nature photography buffs will enjoy this weekend, which features a 24-hour digital competition. Photographers with all skill levels can pick up helpful tips from guest speakers. There will be classes for amateur and accomplished photographers. Plaques will be given in several categories. The cost is $40 per person.


This year’s speakers will be Kendall Chiles and Daniel Dempster.  Chiles is a photography instructor at the University of Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain Field School. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications. Dempster has taught many workshops and has led photo tours all over the country. He is well known for his images of horse races and lighthouses.  


Registration is required and is limited to 100 participants. For a registration form, contact Bret Smitley at or at 1-800-325-0063.


The park is also offering a 10 percent lodging discount to participants for this event.


Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin has a lodge, Riverview Restaurant, cottages, hiking trails, fishing, other recreational activities and a great view of Cumberland Falls.





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at