Horseback riding has returned to Lake Barkley!! The stables, located on the Beach/Campground Road, are open to the public seven days a week with rides on every hour, beginning at 9am. The stables are closed from noon to 1pm, and the last ride goes at 4pm. Rides are $15 / person; all ages are welcome. For reservations, call 270-348-3329.
Lake Barkley is observing Play Golf America Month in July with a special promotion aimed at young golfers. From July 6 through July 31, any player 18 or under may play a free round (cart not included) at Barkley’s Boots Randolph Golf Course when accompanied by a paying adult. For those desiring an all-inclusive package, the popular Tee’s & Zzz’s golf packages are still available, which include overnight lodging, breakfast and dinner, 18 holes of golf with a golf cart, welcome gift card and preferred tee times. Package prices begin at $109 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax.
July’s full moon will rise in the company of a boat tour loaded and launched from Barkley Lodge on Tuesday, July 7, and again Wednesday, July 8. From the windows or outer deck of a two-story boat operated by a U.S.C.G.-licensed captain, tour participants will see the sun set and the full moon rise from the waters of Lake Barkley. At $25 per person, the 21?2-hour Full Moon Cruise offers an opportunity for visitors and local residents alike to get out on the water without the concerns of renting one’s own boat. Call 800-325-1708 to register.
On Saturday, July 11, Lake Barkley will celebrate Kentucky Trails Day with a Goat Island Canoe Tour from 9 a.m. to noon. Pennyrile State Park’s naturalist will join Lake Barkley State Park’s Recreation Leader for a morning paddling excursion around Little River’s Goat Island, locally known for its “wild” inhabitants. Prior paddling experience is not required for this 2 1?2 -hour tour, but pre-registration is – call ahead to 800-325-1708. Participation is limited, so sign up in advance. At $5 per person, it’s a summertime steal! Minors 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult; lifejackets are provided. Bring water, wear sunscreen, and prepare yourself for a pleasant morning on one of west Kentucky’s premier paddling trails.
For information on these July events, future happenings, or accommodations at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, call 1-800-325-1708 or visit http://parks.ky.gov.
(This press release was submitted by Lake Barkley State Resort Park.)