Department of Parks
March Events At Lake Barkley State Resort Park
CADIZ, Ky. -- Lake Barkley State Resort Park is welcoming springtime with an emphasis on trails, friends, and native gardening in the month of March.
On Saturday, March 14, the park will attempt to clean up some of the damage from late January’s ice storm with trail cleanup, beginning at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and sign up as a park volunteer. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
The second meeting of Friends of Lake Barkley will be Tuesday, March 17, at 6 p.m. at Barkley Lodge. This Friends group can assist the Park by providing volunteer services, conducting fundraising efforts, assisting with resource management and preservation, and publicizing events and important issues. Anyone interested in supporting Lake Barkley State Resort Park is encouraged to attend.
The park will hold its Springtime Celebration event from Friday, March 20– Sunday, March 22 with a presentation by Margie Hunter, author of Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee: The Spirit of Place (http://www.gardeningwithnativeplants.com/); a rain garden demonstration by Christian County Extension Agent Kelly Jackson; a wildflower hike by Becky Oliver, wildflower chairperson for the Kentucky Garden Club; a community seed swap; a migratory bird walk led by David Chiles, president of the Little River Audubon Society; homemade birdfeeder activities and more!
For more information on these or any other Lake Barkley events or facilities, call the Park at 1-800-325-1708.
Lake Barkley is the largest state resort park in Kentucky and features a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming. The park is located at 3500 State Park Road in Cadiz. From I-24, take the Highway 68 exit west toward Cadiz.