Monday, 03 31, 2014
JAMESTOWN, Ky. – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will host the 9th Annual Earth Day Geocache Weekend, May 2-4.
Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a GPS to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches.”
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has prepared another challenging hunt from the novice to the expert cacher. Be prepared for a challenge! The park wants everyone to enjoy the beauty of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park while making sure we keep it clean by “cache in trash out” and following the principles of “leave no trace.”
The geocache weekend will begin on Friday, May 2, and continue through Sunday, May 4. The weekend starts Friday evening at Lake Cumberland State Resort 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.
Caching will commence promptly at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday mornings at Lake Cumberland, and will end at noon Sunday. Participants will meet briefly each morning to receive coordinates and a cache packet. You may be able to download the coordinates to your GPS if you have a USB cord 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 appreciated. Join us at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park for a fun-filled weekend of geocaching. 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/lake-cumberland/events/Geocache%20Weekend%20Registration%20Form.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 Parks are part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s efforts 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