Department of Parks
Nature Fest Weekend April 24-25 At Barren River Lake
LUCAS, Ky. – Do you enjoy being outdoors? If the answer is yes, then join Barren River Lake State Resort Park for their Nature Fest Weekend April 24-25.
This weekend will be filled with outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. Get your feet wet in the Intro to Canoeing session offered by Kentucky State Parks staff. Learn about Kentucky trees with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be providing a session on water safety and giving a Tour of the Tower at the dam.
The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will be providing a guided hike at Brigadoon State Nature Preserve near the park. All sessions are age appropriate but there will be child specific sessions such as Bird Buffet for Tots and Eco Arts offered by the University of Kentucky and Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass.
Learn how to use a map and compass with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Other sessions include composting, wildflower identification hikes, introduction to backpacking, looking for migratory warblers and summer resident birds. The Kentucky Environmental Education Company will be giving a presentation with Live Animals. Other sessions will be included for a weekend of fun.
Activities will take place at different locations and times throughout the park so be sure to stop by the information booth located at the Highland Games field 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 email@example.com.
Spend the weekend and camp in our campground two nights for the price of one for Camper’s Appreciation Weekend.
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