Department of Parks
Orienteering Day Event Set For Oct. 8 at Taylorsville Lake State Park
TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. – Taylorsville Lake State Park will host a National Orienteering Day event on Oct. 8.
The event, sponsored by the Kentucky Sports Authority, Kentucky State Parks, Orienteering Louisville and Orienteering USA, will allow participants to take part in wilderness navigation using a map and compass on an orienteering course.
“Autumn in Kentucky is an exceptional season to explore the state’s parks, trails and natural landscapes,” said First Lady Jane Beshear. “I encourage Kentuckians to get outdoors and participate in this unique orienteering event. It’s a great healthy, family activity and a perfect way to take advantage of the Commonwealth’s scenic surroundings.”
Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the start times are 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The course closes at 2:15 p.m.
The registration fee is $10 for adults and $8 for students (high school and younger). This event is perfect for families, scout groups, youth organizations or anyone else who enjoys the outdoors.
“This orienteering event is another adventure tourism opportunity for Kentuckians and their guests,” said Sports Authority Executive Director Kevin Marie Nuss. “October is a perfect time to be outdoors in Kentucky, with the fall color, hiking trails and natural beauty we have to offer.”
Taylorsville Lake State Park sits along a 3,050-acre lake and features a campground, horse campsites, 24 miles of multiuse trails, a marina and picnic areas. The event will be on the north road through the park, adjacent to the parking lot and shelters.
From Louisville, take I-64 to the Gene Snyder Freeway south and KY 155 to Taylorsville; turn east on KY 44 and drive three miles to the park. From the Bluegrass Parkway, take the KY 55 exit to Taylorsville.
For additional event information, visit www.olou.org
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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 website at http://www.parks.ky.gov