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Birding on Barkley On May 11

Tuesday, 04 16, 2013

Mary Schmidt, mary.schmidt@ky.gov
or 1-800-325-1708

CADIZ, Ky. –  Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will hold “Birding on Barkley” on May 11.

 

Guests will be able to experience the peak of songbird migration as birding guides offer identification and viewing tips and help search out prothonotaries, parulas, and pewees.  Many warblers venture along Lake Barkley at this time, so visitors need to keep your binoculars ready.

 

Discover birding hotspots around Lake Barkley and Land Between The Lakes by joining us on one or both of our hotspot tours.  Tours are $10 per person and depart at 8 a.m. to explore the northern end of Land Between The Lakes, and 1 p.m. to explore the southern end.  Tour sizes will be limited to allow the best viewing opportunities, so make your reservations early by calling 270-924-2020. 

  

In conjunction with “Birding on Barkley,” Lake Barkley will host “Birding and Beer,” an evening of bird trivia, beer, and an opportunity to meet fellow birders.  Birders and non-birders will both enjoy this event as topics will range from bird identification to birds in sports. Beer will be available for purchase during this event. This cash bar event is free to attend, but reservations are required. Teams can be from two to eight people, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Lake Barkley Lodge. 

 

Families and individuals can enjoy other entertainment and lodging opportunities at the park. Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the largest state resort park in Kentucky and features a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming. The park is located at 3500 State Park Road in Cadiz.  From Interstate 24, take the Highway 68 exit west toward Cadiz.

 

 For more information and to make your reservations contact Mary Schmidt, mary.schmidt@ky.gov  or call the lodge at call 1-800-325-1708

 

 

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 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