Department of Parks
Sample Spring at Pennyrile State Resort Parks March Events
Dawson Springs--Shake off winter chills and gray skies and dive into color and craftiness of scrapbooking at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s scrapbooking weekend, March 5-7. The natural world that surrounds the Pennyrile lodge will provide the inspiration as you capture memories and events with custom scrapbooks for that important some one in your life or to capture your own. Experts and beginners alike can devote the weekend at this gem of a state park near Dawson Springs and spread out to explore the creative world of building custom-made scrapbooks.
Scrapbooking vendors and consultants from some leading scrapbooking businesses will be on hand to assist with book building and to award prizes to some lucky participants. “Make ‘n take” classes will occur throughout the day on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and are included in the registration fee.
Spend a weekend getaway with other scrapbook enthusiasts but act quickly--reservations for lodge rooms and cottages are going fast for this popular event. Pennyrile lodge overlooks the lake and one cottage is available making a great setting for a girl friend getaway.
The scrapbooking fun begins at 2 p.m. Friday and concludes Sunday at 5 p.m.—but evenings allow a lot of time for construction. Register prior to March 1 and receive a $5 discount on the $35 registration fee. Lodge or cabin reservations may be made by logging on to www.parks.ky.gov or by calling toll free, 1-800-325-1711. There is a $50 lodge room rate for scrapbookers participating in the event.
Later in the month, take a last look at winter landscapes as you hike part of the Pennyrile nature trail the last Sunday--March 27. “Adventure Pennyrile Forest” offers a naturalist-guided hike over six miles of the forest and park nature trail beginning at the lodge at 9 a.m. (CST). A registration fee of $12 includes guide, transportation, water, snack and an official park patch. Hikers who register ahead of time will receive a 10 percent discount for overnight stays at the park’s lodge or cabins. The trek is considered a difficult hike rating and concludes at 4 p.m..
Reserve accommodations at the park lodge by logging on to www.parks.ky.gov or call toll free, 1-800-325-1711. The resort is in the heart of western Kentucky just 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville on KY 109 N. From the Dawson Springs exit on the Western Kentucky Parkway, drive south on KY 109. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is nestled within Pennyrile State Forest with lots of attractions for guests. Facilities include the lodge, lakeside cottages, the Clifty Creek restaurant, campground, 18-hole golf course, 56-acre lake, boat rentals, playgrounds, tennis-basketball court, miniature golf course, hiking trails and meeting rooms.
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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov