Department of Parks
Shore Clean Up, Aviation Weekend Planned at Rough River Dam State Resort Park on Sept. 11
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Rough River Dam State Resort Park will be busy on Sept. 11 with two special events – one on land and the other in the air.
The park will celebrate National Public Lands Day early and cleanup the lake shore for the Trash Bash 2010 Lakeshore Cleanup. Participants will be provided lunch, entertainment and prizes afterward. The cleanup, hosted by Friends of Rough River Lake, will begin at 8 a.m. CDT and the festivities will wrap up around 2:30 pm. To register, meet at one of these boat ramps on the morning of Sept. 11: Axtel, Brown’s Hideaway, Cannon’s Point, Cave Creek, Eveleigh, Indian Valley, Laurel Branch, North Fork, Peter Cave and at the State Park.
Grand prizes will include travel packages, golf packages and a Schwinn bicycle. The park needs your help to make Rough River Lake a cleaner place to visit!
For more information contact Sheila Jones at Rough River Dam State Resort Park (270) 257-2311, Wendy Pohl, park ranger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (270) 257-2061 or Gillie Hust, Friends of Rough River Lake Inc. at (270) 257-0744.
The other Sept. 11 event is the 36th Annual EAA Sport Aviation Weekend. Fly or drive in and see all types of aircraft -- homebuilts, antiques, classic, production and ultralights. Enjoy the camaraderie, activities, Saturday night dinner and banquet, awards and door prizes. Wing camping is also available. For more information contact Sheila Jones, Rough River Dam State Resort Park, 1-800-325-1713 or Barry Bannon at 502-633-5935. You can also find more information about this event at http://kyeaasportaviation.tripod.com/index.html.
Beautiful lake views enhance the appeal of Rough River Dam Lodge. Each of the 40 rooms features private patios or balconies and overlook the lake. Rooms are available by late afternoon. The park also has cottages, a full-service restaurant, hiking trails, a 9-hole golf course, playgrounds and recreational programs.
The resort is on KY 79. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 N at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and US 60.
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 website at http://www.parks.ky.gov