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Pennyrile Forest Third Annual Geocaching Weekend Sept. 28-30

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will be hosting its third Annual Geocaching Weekend Sept. 28-30.

Geocaching is an adventure game that uses technology and global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver units to locate a hidden cache or treasure. These units use satellites to determine your position on earth and may be used to pinpoint specific locations.

Games will include a night cache, find the most micro caches contest, first-to-find cache and traditional caches.  Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park guarantees at least 30 caches to find.

The fee is $10 per geocacher; $5 if you register by Sept. 24. Event participants are eligible for a 10 percent discount on lodging. Onsite registration will begin at 2 p.m. CDT Sept. 28.  Participants will receive their book of GPS coordinates for all the geocaches once they have completed on-site registration.

The weekend will begin with a welcome on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., after which participants will take turns searching for the night cache.  There will also be a DVD for beginning geocachers to view on Friday evening.  Saturday geocachers will search for the caches on their own.  Awards for most micros found and first-to-find cache will be given out at the meet and greet on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.

To register contact Rebecca Clark at 1-800-325-1711 or rebeccae.clark@ky.gov

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Clifty Creek Restaurant, golf, mini-golf, gift shop, fishing, boating 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.

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit parks.ky.gov.

 

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