Department of Parks
Winter Photo Weekend at Pine Mountain Jan. 25-27
PINEVILLE, Ky. -- Pine Mountain State Resort Park will again provide cold-weather adventure with Winter Photo Weekend set for Jan. 25-27.
The event features a digital photography competition with divisions for amateur and accomplished photographers, impressive evening picture shows and the exceptional photographic work and instruction of Ian Plant, an acclaimed nature photographer who’s been photographing the natural world for almost 20 years.
The weekend event is a quest that leads you on a discovery trek to out-of-the-way places where raw nature resides. Woodlands, waters, weather and wildlife are all part of the experience, and it all takes place at one of the park system’s finest natural resorts. The evenings feature spectacular picture shows offered by our guest professional, and the wonderful dining and cozy accommodations on hand at the rustic lodge round out the experience.
If you’re looking to get out in the frosty air to stretch mind and body, Pine Mountain’s Winter Photo Weekend just may be the adventure you’re looking for. Don’t worry about the snow. The park has its own snow removal equipment, and life goes on, regardless of the weather and conditions. Besides, you just might be lucky enough to be on hand when the snow comes. An ample snowfall not only enhances the picture-taking prospects, but the brooding evergreens covered in snow on the vaulted slopes and craggy cliffs of Pine Mountain are a truly splendorous sight!
A special event package will be offered for this year’s event that includes two nights’ accommodations, two evening meals and admission to all shows, as well as the competition. The event package for one person is $142 (plus tax), and the event package for two is $192 (plus tax). To make a reservation, contact Pine Mountain State Resort Park’s guest services desk at 800-325-1712 or 606-337-3066.
Directions: From Interstate 75 South or North, take Exit 29 at Corbin onto U.S. 25E, then travel south on 25E, approximately 34 miles to Pineville, Ky. Continuing on 25E south, the park entrances are about 1.5 miles south of Pineville. Pine Mountain State Resort Park is south of Pineville U.S. 25E and 10 miles north of Middlesboro, Ky. The park is 13 miles north of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 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 website at http://www.parks.ky.gov