Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Host New Year’s Eve Festivities
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks are gearing up for 2008 with several New Year’s Eve parties and events planned at resort parks across the state.
A dinner buffet, entertainment, dancing and theater are among the options on Dec. 31 at the parks. Many parks are offering lodging packages that include entertainment and meals.
Here is a listing of parks hosting New Year’s Eve events on Dec. 31. For more details and park information, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Family Fun New Year’s
Ring in the New Year at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Party includes Karaoke and a DJ, family entertainment, snacks and craft activities for this non-alcohol event. Package is $109 for a family, two adults and two children, one night lodging plus activities. Call 1-800-325-0057.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet
New Year's Eve Buffet
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will be serving a special buffet from until Call the park at 859-289-5507 or 800-443-7008 for directions and additional information.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
Buffet and Dance
Ring in the 2008 New Year at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park with a buffet dinner and overnight accommodations (based on double occupancy). A country and western dance with party favors and a DJ will be held in the Conference Center from The package for all the above will be offered for $150 per couple. Tickets for dinner and dance will also be available. Stay the night before or after New Year's Eve with the package for $45. Call 1-800-325-0058.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin
Dinner and Dance
Plans call for a dinner and dance with party favors and a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Special package price available that includes dinner, dance, lodging, party favors and brunch the next day. Tickets for dinner and dance only are also available. Call 1-800-325-0063.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
New Year's Celebration
Ring in the 2008 New Year at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park with dinner and then dance the night away. Call 1-800-325-2282.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg
New Year’s Eve Dinner Show
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will present a New Year’s Eve dinner show featuring the western group “Cool Waters.” Cool Waters music follows in the hoof-steps of those Saturday morning westerns, down at the Bijou movie house. Inspired by the “Block Harmony” styling of Roy Rogers, Bob Nolen and The Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, young Marty Robbins, Riders in the Sky, Riders of the Purple Sage, The Sons of the San Joaquin and others, these three fellows tell their stories in song and humor with a wholesome family theme in mind.
The show will start at at the Wilkinson Stumbo Convention Center with dinner served at intermission. Tickets for the show and dinner are $25 a person or $195 for a table of eight. The park is also offering a package that features the show, dinner and one night’s lodging for two for $129. Tickets can be reserved by calling 1-800-325-0142.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
New Year’s Eve Celebration Package
The package for $99.95 plus tax per couple includes a lodge room for one night, buffet dinner for two and breakfast for two in the Harbor Lights Dining Room. Call 1-800-325-0146 for details.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Lake Barkley will ring in the New Year with fine dining, live music and dancing, and various lodging packages which include a prime rib dinner and country ham breakfast. Join us for a festive start to 2008. Call 1-800-325-1708 for information.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown
New Year’s Eve Celebration Package
This package includes one night's lodging for New Year's Eve night, special holiday buffet dinner for two and breakfast for two in the Rowena Landing Dining Room for $120 plus tax per couple. A private dance will be held New Year's Eve featuring the band “Bad Habits” for $30 per couple or $20 per individual. Call 1-800-325-1709 for details.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade
Prime Rib Buffet
Natural Bridge State Resort Park will be offering a prime rib dinner buffet for $15.95 on New Year’s Eve. The buffet includes stuffed Cornish hens, desserts, vegetables and more. For information, call 1-800-325-1710.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
New Year's Eve Celebration
Come to Pennyrile Forest State Resort to ring in the New Year. The $99 package includes one night’s lodging, a dinner for two, party favors, dance with DJ, and a breakfast for two. No alcohol will be allowed at this event. Buy a second night with the package for 1/2 price. Call 1-800-325-1711.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
New Year’s Eve Mountain Bash
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration for those looking to ring in the new year in style. This year’s celebration will represent a return to the popular DJ, light and sound show format that the park previously hosted for many years. The park’s New Year’s Eve Mountain Bash starts at , on Dec. 31. The event will feature the best dance music from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Music video projection on a wall screen will accompany much of the music, adding to the festive atmosphere along with snacks, decorations, party favors, and a countdown with balloon drop. The park is offering an all-inclusive special event package for two, featuring dinner, dance admission, party favors, overnight lodging and Tuesday breakfast for $159 per couple. Dinner and dance only tickets for $89 per couple are also available. Space is limited and accommodations are expected to fill quickly; make your reservations soon! Dining hours on New Year’s Eve will be For information, call 606-337-3066 or 800-325-1712.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Family New Year’s Celebration
Ring in the New Year with us during our festive family atmosphere celebration of 2008! A band will be playing some of your favorites as you dance 2007 away! Big screen TVs will be set up to watch the ball drop at , light snacks and other goodies will be available! As a family oriented event, no alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
Package includes: One night’s lodging, prime rib dinner buffet, breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day, and the evening entertainment including live music, dance, party favors, finger foods, performances and activities all for $129 plus tax per couple! There will also be a $14 charge for each additional child.
Dinner and Dance Only Packages (no over night lodging): Available for $65 plus tax per couple and each additional child ages 6-16 for $10 each plus tax. This includes the evening buffet and entertainment including music, dance, finger foods, performances and activities. Call 1-800-325-1713 for information.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov