Department of Parks
Pennyrile Forest Special Events for October 2010
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – If you are making getaway plans for October, then Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is ready for you.
The state park at Dawson Springs has several special weekends scheduled that range from trail rides to geocaching. Here’s a listing of the October special events at Pennyrile Forest:
Fall Trail Ride
Explore the beauty of Pennyrile State Forest from the back of your own horse. Enjoy a guided ride across stony creeks, through wooded ravines and along rocky bluffs. Trail ride will be conducted by Gerald and Janie Igleheart who have ridden in the region for many years. The ride will last approximately three hours and is recommended for riders of all ages and experience levels. Bring your own water and snacks. Primitive camping is available on the State Forest and showers are offered at the park campground. Guests must bring their own horse. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the ride. Fee: $5 per person/ $10 per family.
Geocaching is a fun new sport where people use their GPS units to find hidden treasures. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has been hosting this event since 2005. There will be a night cache, find the most micro-caches contest, first-to-find cache and traditional caches. The park guarantees at least 30 caches to find. Fees are as follows: $15 per geocacher, $10 if you register two weeks before the event or $20/family. Event participants are eligible for a 10 percent discount on lodging. Reserve your room/cabin early to take advantage of the lowest rates.
During this spooky campout, all registered campers will receive two nights camping for the price of one. A full schedule of Halloween programs will be available for the weekend.
Fall Photography Weekend
This weekend consists of a digital photography contest with point and shoot, intermediate and masters divisions, evening programs, critique and award ceremony. Bring your own camera. Registration is $35. Register by Oct. 9 and receive a $5 discount. Children 16 and under can compete in the competition for a reduced fee of $10. A 10 percent discount on lodging available.
For more information about any of these special events, contact Rebecca Clark at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-325-1711.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Clifty Creek Restaurant, golf, mini-golf, gift shop, fishing and hiking trails. The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 south.