Department of Parks
Wildflower Weekend Set For April 10-12 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015  
Contact Information:  Andrew Stevens,


SLADE, Ky. – The Kentucky Native Plant Society will hold its Wildflower Weekend April 10-12 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.


The weekend will feature field trips led by professional and amateur biologists around the state park and adjoining areas such the Rock Garden Trail, Whittleton Arch Trail and Sheltowee Trace. The field trips start Friday morning.


The cost is $10 for adults, $3 for ages 13-17 and free for ages 12 and under. All trips leave from Hemlock Lodge.


There will be a program Friday at 7 p.m. on the photography of Thomas G. Barnes, a former society president who died in 2014. Barnes was a University of Kentucky professor and conservationist whose photographs were published around the world. His most recent book will be featured – “Kentucky, Naturally: the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work.” 


Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to one of the largest and most famous natural arches in Kentucky and is surrounded by breathtaking topography and unique flora and fauna within the Daniel Boone National Forest.


Natural Bridge offers lodging, dining, cottages, and campground accommodations.  Hiking trails and other recreational opportunities are available. For more information call 1-606-663-2214 or visit


For information about the Kentucky Native Plant Society, visit






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