Articles from July 2011



With Barren River Lake beaches open, swim with caution and common sense

With the Barren River Lake beaches open, with the exception of the Barren River Lake State Park beach, swimmers should enter the water with caution and common sense to prevent injury and drowning.

Quarry Rd., Beaver Creek beaches open; state park beach closed remainder of year

The Quarry Road and Beaver Creek beaches on Barren River Lake opened to the public today, July 29, as the lake fell to summer pool (552 ft.).

2011 Big Bass Classic on July 30 will benefit American Heart Association

The Southern Kentucky Bassmasters 2011 Big Bass Classic, to benefit the American Heart Association, will be July 30-31 on Barren River Lake.

Barren River Lake State Park offers guests an opportunity to “horse around”

Barren River Lake State Resort Park offers guests an opportunity
to explore the park from a different perspective- from horseback.

Plant trees in a Kentucky state park without getting dirty, by clicking a mouse

Kentucky residents don’t need to get down and dirty this summer to help plant trees for their state park system.

July is an excellent time to catch catfish

July is an excellent time to catch catfish.

Barren River Lake State Park beach closed for the remainder of the year

The Barren River Lake State Resort Park beach will be closed for the remainder of the season

Barren River Lake State Park announces seafood buffets and European meals

The Barren River Lake State Resort Park has announced its schedule for “Special Food Nights,” beginning Aug. 11, at the Driftwood Restaurant in the park’s lodge.

Fish and Wildlife, Crime Stoppers join for prosecuting wildlife crimes: 781-CLUE

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has joined forces with South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers to aid in the reporting of fish and wildlife crimes in and around Barren River and the Barren River Lake.

Fish go deeper as water temperature rises

As surface temperatures increase in lakes and reservoirs, the majority of fish will adapt by moving deeper and deeper.