Thursday, 03 21, 2013
JAMESTOWN, Ky. – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will host the 8th Annual Earth Day Geocache Weekend April 19-21.
Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a GPS device to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches.”
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has prepared another hunt to challenge everyone from the novice to the expert cacher. Be prepared for a challenge! In the spirit of Earth Day, the park wants guests to enjoy the beauty of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park while keeping it clean by practicing “cache in trash out” and “leave no trace.”
The geocache weekend will begin Friday, April 19, and continue through Sunday, April 21. The weekend starts Friday evening at the park with registration from 5:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. CDT. The staff will also go over event rules and procedures while caching. This cache event is not for the faint of heart. Participants will have to be a “cachoholic” – addicted to the thrill of the hunt!
Caching will commence promptly at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings at Lake Cumberland and will end at noon Sunday. Participants will meet briefly each morning to disseminate coordinates and your cache packet. You may be able to download the coordinates to your GPS if you have a USB cable with you. Otherwise, you can manually download coordinates.
The registration fee for the weekend is $30 per couple (any two people) and $20 per individual; children 12 and under are $10. Preregistration is not required, but would be greatly appreciated. It helps tremendously with planning and implementation. A limited number of lodge rooms are available at a special rate for the weekend. Call 1-800-325-1709.
Click on the following link to print out a registration form. Please make checks payable to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park: http://parks.ky.gov/!userfiles/parks-calendar/lake-cumberland/2013-geocache-wkd-flyer-registration.pdf
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park near Jamestown has a lodge, cottages, Rowena Landing Restaurant, disc golf course, indoor pool and hot tub, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. Lake Cumberland State Resort is 45 miles west of Somerset. Take the Cumberland Parkway to U.S. 127 and go south through Jamestown to reach the park.
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