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Geocaching Weekend is Oct. 26-27 at Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Tuesday, 10 15, 2013

Jamie Avery at jamie.avery@ky.gov or
1-800-325-0057 or 270-646-2151

LUCAS, Ky. – Set that GPS system to Barren River Lake State Park and participate in the Geocaching Weekend Oct. 26-27. Don’t miss out on this adventure of a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS device. 

 

The weekend is a chance to enjoy the outdoors, explore the park, make new friends, and socialize with old friends.  Special caches will be hidden for you to find that are suitable for all levels and types of "cachers."

 

A beginner session is offered Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and the Geocache hunt begins at 9 a.m., followed by the Caching for Clues at 4 p.m. A potluck chili dinner will be served at 7 p.m. (chili provided, please bring chips, cookies, etc.), the Spooky Night Cache at 8 p.m. and “River of Stars” astronomy viewing at 8 p.m.

 

Participate in the Amazing Cache race Sunday at 9 a.m. or hunt for event caches at your own pace.  Registration is $10 per adult, $5 per child 12 and under. Contact Jamie Avery at 1-800-325-0057 or jamie.avery@ky.gov for more information.

 

Barren River Lake State Resort Park is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, on the edge of a beautiful 10,000-acre lake. There are 51 lodge rooms, 22 cottages, and 99 campsites at the park.   Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of an upscale fish camp in the Driftwood Restaurant.  If you are looking for something to do during your visit, you can play on the 18-hole golf course, hike along a nature trail, visit the marina to rent a boat, check out a fishing pole or sports equipment, browse the gift shop, or just enjoy a peaceful seat overlooking the lake.

 

The resort is located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take Interstate 65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to US 31E south.

 

 

 

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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