Department of Parks
Guided Canoe Trips Being Offered at Barren River State Resort Park

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 11, 2014  
Contact Information:  Jamie Avery,

LUCAS, Ky. – Barren River Lake State Resort Park is offering guided canoe trips in June and July, which  will offer guests some adventure and great scenery around Barren River Lake.


The trips last three hours and include a canoe, paddles, lifejackets and a guide. The trips are $25 a person. Times will vary.


The dates for the trips are: June 20 and 27, and July 2 and 25. Moonlight trips will be on June 13 and July 10, and a fishing trip will be held June 26. If you can’t make one of these dates, call the park about scheduling a trip for your group, family reunion or business meeting.


Participants must be 10 years old or older, and reservations are required. 


Call 1-800-325-0057 for information and reservations.


The park is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, on the edge of a beautiful 10,000-acre lake. Accommodations include 51 lodge rooms, 22 cottages, and 99 campsites at the park. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of an upscale fish camp in the Driftwood Restaurant. If you are looking for something to do during your visit, play the 18-hole golf course, hike along a nature trail, visit the marina to rent a boat, check out a fishing pole or sports equipment, browse the gift shop or just enjoy a peaceful seat overlooking the lake.


The resort is 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take Interstate 65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to U.S. 31E south.






The Kentucky State Parks are part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s effort to improve the health of all Kentuckians. The Governor launched kyhealthnow as an aggressive and wide-ranging initiative to significantly reduce incidence and deaths from Kentucky’s dismal health rankings and habits. It builds on Kentucky’s successful implementation of health care reform and uses multiple strategies – including participation in outdoor activities at state parks -- over the next several years to improve the state’s collective health. 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