Department of Parks
Harvest Moon Celebration at Lake Barkley State Resort Park On Sept. 26
CADIZ, Ky. -- The Harvest Moon is upon us, signaling the end of another summer and a return to the crisp, colorful days of autumn. Lake Barkley State Resort Park, near Cadiz, will celebrate this seasonal full moon at the Harvest Moon Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
At , Barkley Beach will open for the evening, allowing visitors to enjoy tractor-run hayrides, harvest crafts and games for kids of all ages and the beauty and late-season swimming from our shoreline.
As the sun sets and the harvest moon rises, a bonfire will be lit and the stage set for live music from the Alonzo Pennington Band. Hot dogs, drinks, and more will be available from a local food vendor.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Lake Barkley will also continue its monthly Full Moon Boat Tour with a cruise boarding at from Barkley Lodge. Advanced registration is required for the $25 per person cruise.
More details on the Full Moon Boat Tour, Harvest Celebration, or any of Lake Barkley’s events are available by calling 1-800-325-1708. Lake Barkley has a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop and recreational and nature programming. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov. Lake Barkley State Resort Park is 29 miles west of Hopkinsville. Take U.S. 68W to KY 1489.
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