Department of Parks
Youth Fishing Derby at Barren River June 7
LUCAS, Ky. -- Join the staff of Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Glasgow Recreation Department, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and US Army Corps of Engineers on June 7, 2008 for a fun morning of fishing targeted to youth ages 15 and under.
The Fishing Derby will take place at the cove below the beach at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. There is no fee for the event; however, all participants must register. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. At 9:00 a.m. there will be a short session on the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics for Fishing. The Fishing Derby will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Fishing poles will be provided, or you can bring your own. Bait and drinking water will be available. Prizes will be awarded to largest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught.
This year’s event coincides with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Free Fish Weekend. For more information on the fishing derby, call Lisa Deavers at 270-646-2151.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is 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 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.