Articles from March 2011



Runners invited to run through parks; series opens April 9, Barren River in May

Runners are invited to participate in the 7th annual Kentucky State Park Race Series, that will begin April 9 with the Goose Creek 5K at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The Goose Creek 5K is the first of four state park races scheduled this year.

State Park Campground opens Friday, April 1; Family Nights Out set April 8-10

With the opening of the Barren River Lake State Park Campground Friday, April 1, activities are sure to follow. And, the first planned activity is the annual Family Nights Out(side) adventure April 8-10 at the campground.

Barren River Lake will host Crappie USA qualifier April 9; public seminar April 8

Barren River Lake will be hosting a Crappie USA qualifier tournament Saturday, April 9, for entries in the annual Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic. Start time is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. from the Barren River Lake State Park Marina Dock, with weigh-in beginning at 4 p.m., also at the state park marina dock.

As Barren River Lake warms, Bass begin migration to prepare beds for spawning

As water surface temperatures rise, Bass transition from a spring pattern to a summer pattern. During spring, bass migrate from deep water toward shallow spawning areas.

Fishing for a Cure Tournament March 26 to raise funds to cure Cystic Fibrosis

The first, and what plans to be an annual, Fishing for a Cure Cystic Fibrosis Bass Tournament will be Saturday, March 26. It starts at 7 a.m. from the Barren River Lake State Park ramp and concludes with weigh-in at 3 p.m.

State Park Campground opens April 1; coupon available to save 20% off in April

The Barren River Lake State Park campground is scheduled to open Friday, April 1, 2011 (no fooling!). The remaining campgrounds around Barren River Lake have later opening dates.

It’s (fishing) Tournament time!

It’s (fishing) tournament time on Barren River Lake. This weekend, March 19-20, Barren River Lake will host four fishing tournaments.

What makes Bass transition from their Winter pattern to a Spring pattern?

What variables cause Bass to transition from a Winter pattern to a Spring pattern? Key variables are longer days allowing for the sun to warm the surface temperature, and rising or falling water levels.

Port Oliver Recreation Area opens April 1 with fishing pier, ramps and amphitheatre

Wow! is the best way to describe the newly-completed Port Oliver Recreation Area, next to the Barren River Dam.

Barren River Lake State Park offering discounts on lodging in March, April

Kentucky State Parks and the Barren River Lake State Park have announced lodging discounts for March and April. The state park is offering discounts on lodge-vicinity cottages, villas (beach cottages) and lodge (standard) rooms.