Department of Parks
Stargazers Are Invited to Cumberland Falls to View Annual Meteor Shower
CORBIN, Ky. -- Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is offering lodging and meals packages to stargazers who want to view the Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 12.
The annual meteor shower, which is visible from earth, will hit its peak on the morning of Tuesday Aug. 12, 2008. Cumberland Falls aims to provide a special night of stargazing with a park naturalist’s guidance under the park’s inky skies.
Two packages are being offered. The Stargazer’s Special, Aug. 11-13, provides three nights of lodging, meals and the naturalist’s program for $339 plus tax double occupancy, or $252 plus tax for a single. The Meteor Monday Special, Aug. 11, provides one night of lodging, meals and the naturalist program for $129 plus tax double occupancy or $92 plus tax for a single.
An additional Moonbow Night is available for only $79 plus tax. For more information, contact Steve Gilbert at 1-800-325-0063.
Guests will stay in the historic Dupont Lodge. Meals will be served in the Riverview Restaurant. To make a lodging reservation, please call 1-800-325-0063.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is 20 miles southwest of Corbin at 7351 Ky. Hwy. 90. Take US 25W to Ky. 90. From I-75 south, take exit 25. From I-75 north, take exit 15. Follow directional signs leading to the park.
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 Tourism, Arts & Heritage 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.