Department of Parks
Valentine’s Package and Winter Views at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. - Sweep your sweetheart away for your undivided attention nestled in peaceful and beautiful forest surroundings for Valentine’s Day. Leave all the arrangements for a romantic weekend to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, which has planned all the amenities from start to finish.
Get an early start with check in at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon before dinner at the park’s rustic lodge. Chef Charles Underwood has planned his menu using Kentucky Proud recipes served in the Clifty Creek restaurant that overlooks the lake. After getting your weekend off to a heartwarming start with dinner at the lodge, test how well you know each other (and qualify for prizes) by participating in the “Not So Newlywed Game.” Saturday evening includes dinner and the sweethearts’ dance followed by Sunday morning breakfast. The two-night package is $205 per couple.
One night packages are also available for either Friday or Saturday. Friday includes the game and overnight for $70 and the Saturday only package includes one night’s lodging, dinner and the sweethearts’ dance for two, favors and Sunday breakfast for $140 per couple.
In between the scheduled festivities, hike or stroll on the park’s various trails or into the forest to see scenic views not possible when leaves are on the trees. Sandstone cliffs, rock formations and other nature stand out in a very different but equally striking way during winter months. Come back to Pennyrile after Valentine’s Day for the park’s Winter Wonderland Hike on Feb. 20, guided by park naturalist, Rebecca Clark from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration including snacks, transportation and water, is $12 per person.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is just 20 miles south of Hopkinsville near the Dawson Springs exit on the Wendell Ford Western Kentucky Parkway—an easy drive for the entire region. For more information about these events, contact Rebecca Clark at 800-325-1711 or 270-797-3421 or by email at RebeccaE.Clark@ky.gov. For more information about other events at Pennyrile and other Kentucky State Parks, log on to www.parks.ky.gov.
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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov