Department of Parks
River of Stars – Perseids Meteor Shower Aug. 11 at Barren River
LUCAS, Ky. – Barren River Lake State Resort Park invites you to attend an astronomy program provided by the Louisville Astronomical Society on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Come out and make a shooting star craft at 4 p.m., enjoy dinner in the Driftwood Restaurant, and learn a little more about the Perseids meteor shower at the Literature and Lecture session at 6:30 p.m. After the lecture, you can be a Barren River Star during the karaoke party, while you wait for the sun to set.
Several park areas are great places to observe the Perseids meteor shower, away from city lights. Meteor showers are spawned by comets. The best time to observe peak activity (average 60 meteors per hour) is between midnight and dawn’s early light.
For more information, contact Jamie Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-325-0057.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, on the edge of a beautiful 10,000-acre lake. It has 51 lodge rooms, 22 cottages, and 99 campsites. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of an upscale fish camp in the Driftwood Restaurant. If you are looking for something to do during your visit, you can play on 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 located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take Interstate 65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to US 31E south.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 50 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