Department of Parks
State Park Resorts Will Help Welcome The New Year
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks will help welcome 2007 with New Year’s Eve events at several resort parks.
If you like to dance, sing, enjoy some excellent dining, or just want a quiet evening next to a fireplace, the state parks have something to offer you. Below is a listing of state park special events that all take place Dec. 31 unless otherwise noted. Call the park or visit www.parks.ky.gov for more information.
And remember, the new Kentucky Unbridled Spirit gift cards make excellent holiday gifts that can be used at all state parks, as well as the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and the Kentucky Historical Society museum and gift shop at Frankfort. Cards can be purchased at all of these locations or by calling 1-800-255-PARK or online at www.kyunbridledspirit.com.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park (Lucas)
Family Fun New Year’s Eve
Join Barren River Lake State Resort Park for its Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebration. Begin the evening with Magician Dave Cottrell and ring in the New Year with the sounds of Heart and Soul's DJ and Karaoke. There will be plenty of activities and crafts for guests of all ages throughout the evening as well as some great snacks. Lodging packages (include one night’s lodging, entertainment, snacks, crafts and activities up to 2 adults/2 children) are available for $109 Entertainment only packages (no lodging) $40 up to 2 adults/2 children and $5 for each additional person over the age of 4. Call 1-800-325-0057 for more information.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park (Buckhorn)
New Year’s Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with dinner, country-western dance, karaoke and lodging. Package price per couple is $135. Stay an additional night before or after New Year's for $45. Call 800-325-0058 for information.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park (Corbin)
New Year’s Eve
Dance the night away with the music of RadioActive Sounds DJ from Before the dance, enjoy an elegant dinner with all the trimmings. After the party, sleep in one of our beautiful, newly renovated guest rooms in the historic DuPont Lodge. Sleep-in late and then come join us for brunch featuring all the "good luck in 2007" foods $114 plus tax for two people; $77 plus tax for single. Dance and dinner only $60 per couple or $35 per person. Dance only $40 per couple or $25 per person. Call 800-325-0063 for information.
Dale Hollow State Resort Park (Burkesville)
New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. A special buffet will be served. Entertainment with music and dancing will be provided to ring in the New Year. Call 800-325-2282 for information.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park (Prestonsburg)
New Year Murder Mystery
Do you like mystery, suspense, and MURDER? Come join us for a night filled with mystery as you try to figure out who the murderer is! You never know, the person next to you might just be the killer! While you are enjoying the show, you will also have a nice buffet from our chef’s hand picked entrees, vegetables, and desserts. You will have a chance to pick who you think the murderer is and the winner will get a prize. Show tickets are $35 a person, $205 for a table of eight and $255 for a table of 10. Lodging special is $139 for dinner, the show and one night’s lodging for two. Call 800-325-0142 for information.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park (Gilbertsville)
New Year’s Eve Down-Home Celebration
A couples’ dream night getaway package includes one night’s lodging and dinner. Call 800-325-0146 for information.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (Jamestown)
New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. A $120 plus tax per couple package includes one night’s lodging, special prime rib and peel and eat shrimp buffet dinner and buffet breakfast. A private dance with DJ, tickets sold at the door, will be held at the Activities Center for an additional $35 per couple or $20 single. Call 1-800-325-1709 for reservations.
Pennyrile State Resort Park (Dawson Springs)
New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. A $99 package includes one nights lodging, dinner for two, a DJ dance, hors d'oeuvres, and breakfast for two. There is no alcohol allowed at the dance. Call 800-325-1711 for information.
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 2007! A band will be present playing some of your favorites as you dance 2006 away! Big screen TVs will be set up to watch the ball drop at , light snacks and other goodies will be available! This is a family oriented event; no alcoholic beverages will be permitted. Package includes: One night’s lodging, a prime rib dinner buffet, a breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day, and the evening entertainment including live music, dance, party favors, finger foods, and other performers 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. Includes the evening buffet and entertainment including music, dance, finger foods, and other performers and activities. (All prices are subject to change). Call 800-325-1713 for information.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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