Department of Parks
Barren River Plans Two Outdoor Events For April
LUCAS, Ky. – Barren River Lake State Resort Park has two outdoor events set for April that will help guests get out and get moving.
Family Night Out(side) in the campground April 9-11 is a great opportunity to experience camping, whether in a tent or an RV. The weekend will begin with a campfire program on Friday evening followed by some stargazing.
Saturday, registered participants will be able to choose from a variety of workshops including archery, fishing, canoeing, nature crafts and more. Saturday evening will conclude with the outdoor cooking potluck and the campground Olympics’ friendly games of competition.
Sunday morning, participants will be able to participate in one more workshop before the event’s closing.
Registration fee is $50 for a family up to four members ($5 per additional person) and includes two nights camping, scheduled programs and the outdoor cooking potluck. Participants must pre-register for the event through the recreation department at Barren River.
For a complete schedule and to register, please contact Lisa Deavers, parks program services supervisor at 1-800-325-0057 or email@example.com.
Nature Fest Weekend April 23-25
The park will hold Nature Fest Weekend April 23-25. This weekend will be filled with outdoor activities, games and crafts for visitors of all ages. Get your feet wet with an introduction to canoeing offered by Kentucky State Parks staff. See if you can catch the “big one” during the fishing program offered by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and learn about Kentucky trees with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will also be offering a session. All sessions are age appropriate, but there will be child specific sessions such as “Bird Buffet for Tots” and “Eco Arts.” Other sessions include campfire programs, wildflower identification hikes, introduction to backpacking, beginning birding and more.
Activities will take place at different locations and times throughout the park so be sure to stop by the information booth located at the entrance of the campground near the entrance of the park. Signs will be posted.
For a complete schedule and times, please contact Lisa Deavers, parks program services supervisor at 1-800-325-0057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spend the weekend and camp in our campground two nights for the price of one for Camper’s Appreciation. Ladies – looking for a girlfriend getaway with nature? Then mention this weekend to receive 20 percent off lodge rooms or lodge vicinity cottages.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, located 15 miles south of Glasgow on Hwy 31E, has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is also located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take I-65 to the Cumberland Parkway east to US 31E south.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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