Work began last week on a new 750-foot paved universal access trail at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz.
“This trail is an excellent example of the tremendous support we receive from our friends groups,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “This trail provides better access, and means more people and families can enjoy this beautiful park.”
The project was initiated by Friends of Lake Barkley, a volunteer group that works to support the park.
The group has raised $20,000 for the project and plans to do more so it can add trees and landscaping, Friends of Barkley president Efraim Arrastia said. Other supporters include the Cadiz Rotary, Pennyrile Realtors, and the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission. Cadiz Mayor Todd King and Trigg County Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander have also assisted with the project.
“I think it will help out the park,” Arrastia told WKDZ radio. “More than that, it will help out the entire community.”
The trail is located near the park’s fitness center and offers a view of Lake Barkley and the marina. Arrastia said the friends group would eventually like to expand the trail so it can be connected to the park’s lodge. The non-profit group will accept donations, which can be mailed to: Friends of Barkley SRP, Universal Access Trail, P.O. Box 1505, Cadiz, Ky. 42211.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the largest state resort park in Kentucky and features a lodge, cottages, Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming.
The park is located at 3500 State Park Road in Cadiz. From I-24, take the Highway 68 exit west toward Cadiz.