Department of Parks
Orienteering Day Event At Rough River Dam on Sept. 15
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Rough River Dam State Resort Park will host one of Kentucky’s National Orienteering Day events on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Orienteering involves the use of a map and compass to find your way on a course. There are various competitions involving orienteering. National Orienteering Day, usually held during the third weekend in September, is sponsored by Orienteering USA.
Five different courses will be offered ranging from beginner to expert, and an optional training course will be offered. A practice course will also be available for newcomers to the sport. The starting line will be open from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT. All courses will be closed at 2 p.m. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are encouraged.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. CDT. The cost is $8 a person, which includes a topographic map and rental of electronic finger stick. The registration tent will be located across from the beach area at the park.
Orienteering can be enjoyed by people of all ages as a competitive cross-country race or as a recreational walk in the woods. Beginners and newcomers are welcome, and courses and training are available to assist individuals and families in learning how to orienteer.
Contact Geoff Roberts at 270-257-2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For more information about orienteering, visit www.us.orienteering.org
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and a gift shop. For more information about Rough River and other state parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
The park is on KY 79 near Leitchfield. 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 U.S. 60.
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