Department of Parks
Pennyrile Forest Offers Canoe Trips On The Tradewater
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – A series of canoe trips sponsored by Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park begin May 21 on the Tradewater River.
Guests will be able to view a beautiful sandstone cliff during the backcountry river trip. Park Naturalist Rebecca Clark will take the group down the Tradewater River for this awesome outdoor adventure.
The trips are planned for May 21, June 18 and Aug. 13.
The flat water canoe trip is recommended for people ages 12 and up who have previously canoed. The maximum number of participants is 14. Lifejackets and paddles will be provided. Bring your own sunscreen and bug repellent. These trips will last approximately two hours on the water. Snacks and water will be provided. Registration fee is $20 per canoe. Trips fill up fast so register early. Participants must register one week before the canoe trip.
Trips may be rescheduled or canceled due to heavy rain, thunderstorms or inadequate registrations. Call 1-800-325-1711 for reservations and information.
Pennyrile Forest is located 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville and approximately 8 miles South of Dawson Springs. From the West Kentucky Parkway, take exit 24, follow Highway 109 through Dawson Springs to the park entrance. From the Pennyrile Parkway South, take exit 12 (Hwy 1682), follow 1682 to Hwy 109, go north on Hwy 109 to the park entrance. The park also offers an 18-hole golf course, lodge, cottages, restaurant, lake with boat rentals, recreation/naturalist programming and gift shop.