JAMESTOWN, Ky. – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will host the 11th Annual Earth Day Geocache Weekend April 22-24.
Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches.”
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has prepared another challenging hunt for everyone, from the novice to the expert cacher. Be prepared for a challenge! Everyone can enjoy the beauty of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park while making sure we keep it clean by “Cache In Trash Out” and “Leave No Trace.”
The geocache weekend will begin on Friday, April 22, and continue through Sunday, April 24. 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.
Caching will commence promptly at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning 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 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 greatly appreciated. A limited number of lodge rooms are available at a special rate for the weekend. Call 1-800-325-1709.
Click on this link to print out a registration form. Please make checks payable to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.
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 US 127 and go south through Jamestown to reach the park.
Spring is a great time to begin the Kentucky State Parks Geotour, which is available at all 49 Kentucky State Parks. Passports are available at each park for the geotour. More information about the geotour and the permitting process is available at www.parks.ky.gov/geocaching
Geocaching along the shore of Lake Cumberland
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