Barren River Lake State Resort Park – Wildflower Report

Because of the gorgeous weather we just had this past weekend, I was lucky enough to get out and hike around the park Saturday and witness the beauty of nature’s sights and sounds.  If wildflowers are of interest to you, now is the time to plan a visit to our park because there is an abundance of them blanketing the forest floor.  Spring beauty can be found everywhere on the park along with rue anemone, trilliums, bluets, and violets.  There are some special spots where you can find phlox, pennywort, and shooting stars too.  Along my hike I also passed by a babbling stream and had the opportunity to listen to the flowing water and hear and see several species of frogs and toads sing in chorus together as they looked for a mate this spring.  If you would like to view more pictures of wildflowers and a short video I captured of the chorus of frogs, check us out on our Facebook page

Our next upcoming event is Campers Appreciation Weekend on April 25-27, 2014 where you can camp two nights for the price of one!  We will have a variety of activities planned for you including a nature hike to see wildflowers and astronomy programs including a night observation.  You don’t have to be camping to enjoy these activities, you just have to love the outdoors. 

Also don’t miss out on our Spring Hoot 5K race on May 10, 2014 to run or walk through our beautiful park.

For more information contact Jamie Avery at

or call the park call 1-800-325-0057.

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