Department of Parks
Try Your Hand at Bowfishing at Kenlake State Resort Park
HARDIN, Ky. – If catching fish appeals to you but you don’t have the patience of an angler, bowfishing might be of interest.
Kenlake State Resort Park is offering a brand new program called Bowfishing 101. This is a free training program that is being offered to adults and supervised children to introduce them to the fastest growing form of archery.
This event will include both classroom-style seminars and hands-on demonstrations. The seminar will introduce the basics of bowfishing such as: basic bowfishing equipment, types of fish to hunt, safety practices, and the proper way to clean and dispose of fish.
Participants will learn to shoot by means of a simulated hunt situation. Everyone will get a chance to target shoot with prizes awarded, and there will also be a drawing for door prizes.
The activities start on Friday April 18 with a meet-and-greet at 7:00 p.m. The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 19. For more information, please contact the recreation staff at Kenlake State Resort Park at 800-325-0143 or 270-474-2211.
Kenlake State Resort Park is at 542 Kenlake Road in Hardin, Ky. Located on the mid-west shore of Kentucky Lake, with the longest shoreline of any man-made lake in the eastern United States, Kenlake offers all types of boating and watersports activities. Golf, tennis (both indoor and outdoor), hiking and camping are also activities you can enjoy at Kenlake. Accommodations include lodge rooms and cabins, and the Aurora Landing Restaurant serves up a wide range of meal choices.
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.