Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Events

During the month of October there are several reasons to visit the park.  Of course, to view the fall colors is top of the list, but why not pick one of the events below that will give you a reason to make the trip to Barren River Lake State Resort Park.  

On your drive in take a look on your right and see the "Trail of Scarecrows”.  Pick your favorite on the way in and then go into the Driftwood Restaurant to vote for the scarecrow you like most.  

If food is your reason to visit, then choose to come on October 1st BBQ and a Jam Session or October 19th Octoberfest German buffet. 

Looking for a little spookier Fall experience?  Make plans to stay in our campground for a “Spookout Weekend” of Halloween activities October 19th.  But wait there’s more!  

Spend the whole weekend enjoying the fall colors outdoors during our Geocaching Weekend October 26-27.  View the fall colors Saturday and Sunday while you hike around the park using your GPS to find special event caches hidden just for you.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Senior Men's Golf Invitational

Monday, September 9, 2013
Shotgun Start at 9:00 am
(Championship Flight) 50- and up
Choose your age group: 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & older
Entry Fee $45 (must be paid with entry)***If you have a state pass the entry fee is $30
Includes: Golf, Lunch, Tee Gift, and other Prizes!
Limited to first 96 players to register

Lodging Specials
Sunday, September 8th
Early Bird Special $49.95 (plus taxes and resort fee)

Monday - Wednesday
Special Rate $69.95 (plus taxes and resort fee)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

Celebrate Smokey Bear's birthday with us Saturday, August 10th in the campground from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  We will be playing games, making a craft, balloons, and more.  Smokey Bear's legend was born August 9, 1944.

Special Food Nights & Music

Tuesday, August 6th
Brazilian BBQ
Brazilian night BBQ will feature:
Picanha Steak (seasoned top sirloin)
Brazilian shredded pork
Bahain Shrimp in a coconut cashew sauce
Churrasco De Frango (grilled chicken with a spicy fruity seasoning)

Brazilian black beans, rice, fried plantains, Brazilian collards.
Soups will be a white bean, and a Brazilian Fish Stew

Dinner served 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 13th 
Farm to Table Dinner
Enjoy a meal prepared from local farmers land.  Dinner will be served from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, outside, weather permitting.  Reservations are required.  Our Farm to Table event will feature:

Chicken and dumplings with local chicken and dumplings
Pork Chops with local herb sauce
Sirloin with chimmichura made from local herbs and spices.

Roasted gold potatoes
Grilled zucchini and squash
Tomato tart made from heirloom tomatoes
Fresh salad bar made with local produce

Desserts will be Peaches and cream dessert and Fresh apple cobblers.

Jam Session (August 6th & 13th)
Each night we will host an open jam session where musicians are invited to bring there instruments and there voice to play and sing.  We ask that you keep the music family friendly and you must bring your own equipment.

Senior Three Men Golf Scramble

Barren River Lake State Park
Senior Three Men Scramble
Monday, August 12th 2013
Shotgun Start  at 8:30 a.m.
ENTRY FEE $32.95(must be paid with entry)
* If you have a state pass the entry fee is $20
* Deadline date Aug. 9th
* Limited Field – Age of Your Group will be totaled and put into flight.
Questions contact???  Pro Shop (270-646-4653)                  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Barren River Lake State Resort Park Activities 7-15-13

Monday, July 15th – Tuesday, July 16th & Sunday, July 20th
There will be no staff led activities Monday – Tuesday or Sunday, but please stop by the B.E.A.R.S Den anytime to explore or create your own adventure by picking up one of the activities below. 
Nature Bingo * Nature Tracks * Color Me Fun * Vacation Memory Book
Also, visit the gift shop to purchase some fun things to do such as Clackers, puzzles, and games! Hike a trail * Play a round of golf * Go horseback riding at the Riding Stables * Rent a boat but, whatever you choose to do make a memory that will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, July 17th 

4:00 pm The Navigator Necklace: Find your way around the park after you have created this fun and functional compass necklace. Afterwards try it out on our short, easy compass challenge.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 1 ½ hrs Ages: All

7:00 pm Dragons & Damsels: We won’t be rescuing damsels or slaying dragons, but you will find out more about some fascinating creatures. Dragon flies and damsel flies are a common sight around our lake. Create a one-of-a-kind dragonfly as we share some fun facts about them.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

Thursday, July 18th

10:00 am This Is For The Birds! Create an eco friendly, green bird feeder that is good for the environment. This easy craft is a good way to attract birds to your yard. Location: GHG Shelter Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

12:00 pm Nature Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know nature? See if you can find this nature list of items before your competitors do. The winner may get a prize…
Location: GHG Shelter Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

4:00 pm Flower Hike & Craft: Take a short hike with us to see what wildflowers are at the park. Then make your own tissue paper flower that will last all year long. Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

7:30 pm Native Animals Rock! What animal is really cool and rocks? All of them! Test your knowledge of our local wildlife as you create a unique animal with rocks and things from nature.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 1 hour Ages: All

Friday, July 19th 

10:30 am Let’s Hop to It: What makes a frog a frog and a toad a toad? Do you know the difference? Discover fun facts about Frogs v/s Toads as you create your own frog puppet. Kids and adults will have fun as you try out your own hopping skills in our bouncy challenge.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 1 hour Ages: All

1:00 pm Framed by Nature: Nature provides us with some beautiful things. We’ll show you how to use some of nature’s bounty to make your own picture frame that can hold memories of your visit at our park.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

4:00 pm Turtle Time! Box turtles and red-eared sliders will be today’s guest stars. Meet two of our resident turtles to learn facts about each one. Make your own easy to keep turtle to take home with you and learn quick easy steps to draw one too.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 1 ½ hours Ages: All

7:00 pm Tie-Dye T-Shirt ($): Do you want to add a special something to your tie-dye t-shirt tomorrow? Use glue to draw and create a unique design no one else will have.
Fee: $8 per shirt (This fee is for the shirt and the tie-dye activity tomorrow at 2:00 pm. You will not be charged again. $3 if you bring your own shirt)
Location: B.E.A.R.S. Den Approx Time: 1 hour Ages: All

Saturday, July 20th

10:00 am Crazy Caterpillars: What makes beautiful butterflies? Caterpillars, of course! Make your own caterpillar and a chart showing you the life cycle of a butterfly
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

12:30 pm Moon Walking: Did you know today is the 20th anniversary of Armstrong walking on the moon? Celebrate this moment in history by making a moon phase chart.
Location: B.E.A.R.S Den Approx Time: 45 minutes Ages: All

2:00 pm Tie-Dye T-shirts ($): Spinning spirals, colorful circles, and silly spots are some of the designs we will make on our shirts. We will show you how to tie and dye your own unique shirt.
Location: Shuffleboard Court Approx. Time: 1 ½ hours
Age: Any Fee: $8 per shirt ($3 if you bring your own shirt)

7:30 pm Lakeshore Adventure: Are you ready for an adventure? Let’s go exploring along the lake shoreline to look for fossils, footprints, and animals. Then on the way back, get a Night Bingo card to see who can find the most items. Please wear comfortable shoes and apply bug spray.
Location: Meet in lodge lobby Approx Time: 1 hour Ages: All

Sunday, July 21st
Family Day: Don’t miss out on the chance to spend the day with your family and friends exploring the park and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BBQ and Jam Session

Barren River Lake State Resort Park invites you to the park Tuesday, June 4, 2013 for the continuation of their Barbecue and Jam Session nights.   

The Driftwood Restaurant will be serving a barbecue theme buffet dinner from 5-8 p.m. for $13.99 per person (plus drink and tax).  Come out to try some mouth watering barbecue along with some tasty side dishes and sweet desserts.

The park will also host a jam session from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.   All musicians and singers are invited to perform but ask that it be family friendly music and please call ahead so that we know how many musicians will be performing.  These sessions are open to the general public free of charge. We also want to thank all the talented musicians and singers who came out and performed in April and May at our previous jam sessions.   Let us make your night a delicious one filled with music.

The park will be hosting a special food night and jam session the first Tuesday of every month.  Make plans now to attend one or all of them.

For more information call 1-800-325-0057 or visit or our Facebook page