DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in Dawson Springs is offering moonlight canoe trips in June and July.


Participants will use the almost full moon to guide them over the water to see what creatures are using the lake at night.  A park naturalist will lead the trip around Pennyrile Lake pointing out animals and other interesting features along the way. Participants will be able to explore the lake on their own for the last 20 minutes of the trip. Trips will last about two hours on the water.  Bring water, bug spray, and flashlight.


The dates for the trips are June 13 and 14 and July 11 and 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. (Times may vary based on sunset.)


To register, call or email the park naturalist, Rebecca Clark at 1-800-325-1711 or rebeccae.clark@ky.gov. You must register one week before the trip.  Trips fill up fast, so register early.  There are a limited number of canoes and kayaks available. The cost is $20 per canoe or kayak (two people per canoe, one person per kayak).


If a group is interested in scheduling a similar trip, please call the park naturalist for more information.




The Kentucky State Parks are part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s effort to improve the health of all Kentuckians. The Governor launched kyhealthnow as an aggressive and wide-ranging initiative to significantly reduce incidence and deaths from Kentucky’s dismal health rankings and habits. It builds on Kentucky’s successful implementation of health care reform and uses multiple strategies – including participation in outdoor activities at state parks -- over the next several years to improve the state’s collective health. Visit kyhealthnow.ky.gov



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



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