Department of Parks
Lake Cumberland Will Kick Off 'Open Mikes' and Host Geocaching in April
JAMESTOWN, Ky. – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will stage its 4th Annual Earth Day Geocache Event Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, 2009.
Meanwhile, the park will be hosting “open mike” jam sessions on the first Tuesday of each month starting April 7.
The geocache event will present another challenging hunt for novice to expert cachers. This year will feature caching both Saturday and Sunday. Be prepared for a challenge in keeping with the spirit of Earth Day as everyone can enjoy the beauty of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park while making sure to keep it clean by “cache in, trash out, and leave no trace.”
The weekend begins Friday evening with registration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST, and there will be a brief meet and greet to get everyone acquainted and review event rules and procedures while caching. This cache event is not for the faint of heart, as you need to be a "cachoholic" addicted to the thrill of the hunt!
Caching will commence promptly at 8 a.m. CST both Saturday and Sunday at the park and will end at 12 p.m. Sunday. We will meet briefly each morning to disseminate coordinates and your cache packet. If you have a USB cord for your GPS unit, you may be able to download coordinates.
The registration fee for the weekend is $20 per couple (any 2 people) and $10 per individual. Pre-registration is not required, but is greatly appreciated. We will have new permanent caches and FTF prizes this year. Click on the following link to print out a registration form (visit link). Please make checks payable to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.
Lake Cumberland will also be holding an “open mike” jam session on the first Tuesday of each month, starting April 7, 2009.
All musicians are invited to participate in the Tuesday Tunes Jam Sessions from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Lure Lodge at the Rowena Landing Restaurant. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and enjoy an informal jam session. Music lovers, come to hear the music.
Musicians and listeners alike are encouraged to come early and enjoy a country dinner buffet at the Rowena Landing Restaurant. The buffet costs $9.95 per person, with dinner hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park near Jamestown has a lodge, cottages, restaurant, disc golf course, indoor pool and hot tub, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The park is 45 miles west of Somerset. Take the Cumberland Parkway to U.S. 127 south to Jamestown.
The Kentucky 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