Articles from January 2011



Barren River Lake is the center of fun and entertainment in Southcentral Kentucky

Barren River Lake and its surrounding communities provide visitors and residents a variety of fun and enjoyment, not just during the summer, but year round.
The Southcentral region of Kentucky is known as the region of caves, lakes and Corvettes. Caves lie beneath the region, while lakes dots the landscape and, of course, Corvettes are produced just down the Barren River in nearby Bowling Green. To get a printed guide to the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region of Southcentral Kentucky, log on to Southcentral Region .

Barren River Lake State Park to host Honeymooners’ Weekend, Feb. 11-13

Grab your sweetheart and head to Barren River Lake State Park for the Honeymooners’ (Valentine’s) Weekend, complete with ’50s theme, Friday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, Feb. 13.

Boat and fishing expos this weekend, Jan. 26-30, in Nashville and Louisville

Enough (snow) already!
Isn’t it time for Spring yet? If Spring fever has hit, this weekend may help.
Three boat and fishing expos and extravaganzas are scheduled this weekend, Jan. 26-30, in Nashville and Louisville.

Not too early to make reservations for camping around Barren River Lake

   It is time to start planning for your Spring and Summer camping trips by making reservations at campgrounds around Barren River Lake. There are 431 campsites around Barren River Lake that you can reserve.    Baileys Point Campground, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is the largest campground on Barren River Lake […]

Kentucky Trail Summit will be Jan. 28-30 at Barren River Lake State Park

The sixth annual Kentucky Trail Summit will convene Jan. 28-30 at the Barren River Lake State Park. Thousands of horse enthusiasts from across the Commonwealth are expected to gather to network, discuss and learn about Kentucky’s trails and issues that effect their hobby.

Buffalo Buffet returns to Barren River Lake State Park Lodge on Feb. 5

The annual Buffalo Buffet is returning to the Barren River Lake State Park on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 4-8 p.m. in the Lodge’s Driftwood Restaurant.

Campers to find fewer sites at Barren River Lake this spring, summer and fall

Campers will find fewer sites available this camping season at Barren River Lake.
To increase campground efficiency and provide better service for those campsites that are open, portions of Barren River Lake campgrounds may be closed during non-peak periods throughout the spring, summer and fall, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville Division.

Sauger biting below Barren River Dam

Sauger are biting below the Barren River Lake Dam. And, they are expected to be biting all winter long, according to Kentucky Afield.
“Sauger have to eat now,” said Ryan Oster, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Barren River Lake State Park hosts Sandhill Cranes viewing two weekends

The Barren River Lake State Park is looking for Sandhill Cranes.
And, you can help find them during its Nature Watch Weekends, next weekend, Jan. 21-22, and again on Feb. 18-19.