winter pennyrile park 300A winter scene at Pennyrile ForestDAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (12/18/13) - Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is getting off to a fast start in 2014 with two January events - a day of hiking and a winter Rook tournament.

The park will host "First Day" hikes on Jan. 1. The hikes will start at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Each hike will last about 90 minutes and will be on the Lake Trail with the park naturalist. Bring your own water and dress for the weather. A hiking stick is recommended.

To register for this free hike, contact the naturalist's office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 1-800-325-1711. Participants should register one week prior to event. A minimum of five hikers are needed for each hike.

Pennyrile Forest will also host a Rook tournament the weekend of Jan. 10-12. The round-robin tournament begins Friday evening and runs through Saturday evening. House rules apply.

The registration fee is $25 per team and each team should bring a new deck of Rook cards. Register at least one week prior to the event and get a $5 discount on the registration fee.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Lodging discounts are available. Contact the naturalist's office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 1-800-325-1711.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Clifty Creek Restaurant, gift shop, fishing and hiking trails. The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 south.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Gil Lawson

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - July 6, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, July 6. Doyle L.… Read More

Madisonville Fire Department Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — The city’s fire chief is elated there were no fireworks-related incidents over July 4… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15209

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7712

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4510

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 3684

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
June 30, 2015 3601

Earlington Man Faces Multiple Charges after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45717

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15209

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 05, 2015 1360

More Dental Patients Using ER in Kentucky

by Al Cross
July 05, 2015 1278

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 05, 2015 1043

4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music, Fireworks

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 990

Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling Regatta

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 694

Study: One Dose of HPV Vaccine Effective

by Melissa Patrick
July 05, 2015 683

Legislator's Log - Week of July 5, 2015

by Brent Yonts
July 05, 2015 636

July 4 Saturday on the Square Features Patriotic…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 623

Hopkins Ham Radio Operators Link to World

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 508

Mementos at Traveling Wall to be Collected by…

by Lisa Aug