Department of Parks
5th Annual Geocaching Weekend Set for Oct. 23-24 at Barren River
LUCAS, Ky. -- Set your GPS system to N 36° 51.907 W 086° 04.141 and head out to Barren River Lake State Resort Park for the 5th Annual Geocaching Weekend Oct. 23-24.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers outdoors, called geocaches, and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
The event at Barren River is great for beginners or experienced “cachers.” The event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. Participants will spend the day searching for special “event” caches. That afternoon participants will have the opportunity to participate in “Caching for Clues,” a fun geocaching activity with a twist. Saturday evening will consist of a chili dinner and a “spooktacular” night cache hunt. Cachers can continue to hunt on Sunday or participate in the Amazing Cache Race.
Please bring a GPS unit. The park will have only a few units available to those trying the activity for the first time.
A registration form and copy of the itinerary are available at www.parks.ky.gov under Barren River’s events. Registration fee is $10 per person ($5 for children 12 and under.) Registration fee includes all caching activities and the chili dinner. For more information, please contact Barren River’s Recreation Department at 1-800-325-0057 or Lisa Deavers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take I-65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to US 31E south.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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 http://www.parks.ky.gov