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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11630

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7173

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5717

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4823

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3962

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11630

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8776

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 23, 2015 7173

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 3707

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1515

Carhartt Madisonville Honored with Governor's…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1287

Family Business Start up Becomes Successful…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1232

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 23,…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1037

Man Sentenced for Robbing Family While at Son's…

by Attorney General Conway
April 23, 2015 973

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 831

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 742

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 23, 2015 641

Accident Snarls I24 Traffic in Christian County

by Keith Todd