Department of Parks
10 Outdoor Adventure Events In Spring at Kentucky State Parks

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With warmer weather finally here, the Kentucky State Parks are gearing up with plenty of outdoor adventure events and activities.


Hiking, canoeing, archery and more are all on the calendar in late March and throughout April at the Kentucky State Parks.


“This is a great time of the year to get outside and get active at a Kentucky State Park,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. “We have great events being held across the state that are perfect for guests of all ages.”


Here’s a list of 10 outdoor events at Kentucky State Parks in March and April. Learn about details for these and other events by visiting



Tygart Creek Paddle Excursion, March 28, April 4, April 26, at Carter Caves State Resort Park


Flying Pig Orienteering Event, March 28-29, Carter Caves State Resort Park


Regional Scholastic 3-D Archery Tournaments, March 28, Greenbo Lake and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Parks. April 11-12 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. April 18-19 at Kenlake State Resort Park. May 2-3 at Green River Lake State Park. State championships May 16-17 at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Visit


First Day Hike, April 1, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park


Trekking Series Scuttlehole Trail, April 4, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park


Moonlight Canoe Trip, April 4, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park


Explore Archery, April 8, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park


Goose Creek 5K Run, April 11, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park


Geocaching Event, April 24-26, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.


Grayson Lake Paddle Trip, May 10 and June 13, Carter Caves State Resort Park


To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at 





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