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2018 Recreation Season



Barren County Ecology Meet, TBD, Fall 2018

The Barren County Ecology Meet provides the sixth grade students from Glasgow and Barren County with hands-on knowledge about our environment and how we can protect it for future generations. The stations are provided by federal, state, and private organizations dedicated to the protection of our land, air and water.



Allen County Ecology Meet, TBD, Spring 2018

The Allen County Ecology Meet provides the sixth grade students from Allen County and Scottsville, Kentucky with hands-on knowledge about our environment and how we can protect it for future generations. The stations are provided by federal, state, and private organizations dedicated to the protection of our land, air and water.



National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, 2016

National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27, 2016 and the Corps of Engineers would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. Those who own boats should have a boater’s check list to use as a guide to ensure a safe trip when using their boats this summer. With increasing amounts of boat traffic on the water, people should be aware of the current laws affecting boat operation on Kentucky waters. The 2016 Kentucky Sport Fishing and Boating Guide contains information that all boaters should know, required equipment, age restrictions, proper operation procedures and more. Swimmers should be aware of boaters on the water and hazards in the lake and swim where they know it is safe, at a swimming beach. Public beaches are located at Quarry Road and Beaver Creek. Certain areas on the lake that look appealing to swim are actually hazardous to the user for what lies beneath the surface of the water. The Corps of Engineers is concerned for your safety at Barren River Lake.



Glasgow Highland Games

Each year, Barren River Lake State Resort Park hosts the Glasgow Highland Games. Thousands come to watch this activity. The activity starts on a Thursday and ends on the first Sunday of June.



Scout Celebration, August, 2018

Greetings to all Scouts! Scout Celebration began as a way to thank the Scouts for all their dedicated volunteer service to our lake. This event has grown into one of the largest outdoor Scouting weekends that include both the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts USA! The celebration provides activities for all ages, competitions, exhibits, and live entertainment. The Scout Celebration at Barren River Lake is a unique opportunity for the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts USA to demonstrate to the public what Scouting is all about.



Lakeshore Cleanup, September 15, 2018

Your concern for the lake’s environment has made this event successful for the past 29 years. The Trashmasters Classic has been recognized as one of the best cleanup efforts in South Central Kentucky and has been recognized nationally by Take Pride in America, Keep America Beautiful, and Take care of America! As one of the largest volunteer efforts, people have unselfishly given their time to keep Barren River Lake a clean and enjoyable place for everyone. Participants can show up at The Narrows, Baileys Point, State Park, Port Oliver and Walnut Creek Boat Ramps at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 17th and help keep Barren River Lake Beautiful. After the cleanup, all participants will be treated to free food and a live Band, Prize coupons will be placed along the shoreline for individuals to find and win cash and Savings Bonds. Prizes and awards will be given away for the largest represented organization, most unusual trash, oldest, youngest, and the volunteer who came the farthest. The prizes will be given away this year by posting the winning numbers on a board located within the afternoon festivities area.

This year will undoubtedly be the BEST Lakeshore Cleanup ever! On behalf of the Corps of Engineers, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, and the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park we owe our deep gratitude to all those who help make Barren River Lake, YOUR LAKE, a better place for all! We are looking forward to seeing YOU on Saturday, September 17th!



Bailey's Point Boo Bash, October 13-14 & 20-21, 2018

Each year all kinds of ghosts, goblins, and jack-o-lanterns can be seen at campsites aroung Bailey's Point Campground during our annual Boo Bash. There are a variety of activities taking place over the course of the weekend, such as, trick-or-treating, campsite decorationg contests, pumpkin carving contests, and more. Reserve your campsite early, they fill up fast!