Department of Parks
Make Plans For Hawktoberfest at Pine Mountain Oct. 1-3
PINEVILLE, Ky. – Pine Mountain State Resort Park is offering a great weekend opportunity for anyone interested in fall colors and wildlife viewing with its Hawktoberfest Oct. 1-3.
The weekend is co-sponsored by Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Guests can immerse themselves in the changing array of fall foliage and watchable wildlife during the peak of autumn raptor migration. The weekend features a wide variety of family activities, programs and presentations offered concurrently at both Pine Mountain State Resort Park and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, just 10 miles south of Pine Mountain. Participation in all activities and programs at both parks is free.
Offerings will include observation techniques, raptor identification, morning birding walks, live birds of prey shows, a guided hawk watch from atop lofty Pinnacle Overlook, children’s activities and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity for fall fun in the mountains!
Pine Mountain State Resort Park encompasses more than 1,500 acres with more than half dedicated as a state nature preserve. The park features scenic landscapes, old growth forest and generous wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy a panoramic mountain view while dining in the First Frontier Restaurant. Lodging is also available in the Herndon J. Evans Lodge, contemporary cottages or rustic log cabins. Pine Mountain was established as the state’s first state park in 1924 and is regarded as one of Kentucky’s last great natural places.
Pine Mountain State Resort is located one mile south of Pineville, Ky. on US 25E and 10 miles north of Middlesboro, Ky. From I-75 South or North, take exit 29 at Corbin onto US 25E. 25E is a four-lane road to Pineville.
For more information or to make reservations, call 1-800-325-1712.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov