Photographers Are Invited to Cumberland Falls’ Annual Nature

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Photographers Are Invited to Cumberland Falls' Annual Nature Photography Weekend

4/2/08

CORBIN, KENTUCKY -- Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host a nature photography weekend Friday through Sunday, April 18-20, 2008.

The famous park with the largest natural waterfall south of Niagara has hosted an annual nature photography weekend for more than 25 years. The program offers photographers inspiring guest speakers as well as a 24-hour competition.

Participants can enroll in either digital or slide-film photo classes, and there will be six categories of competition to enter. All shots must be taken during the weekend within the Cumberland Falls area.

Cost of the event is $40.00 per person, and registration is limited to 125 participants. The registration deadline is April 15.

The region surrounding Cumberland Falls is a nature photographers' dream come true. Featuring abundant waterfalls and natural stone arches mixed with unique and diverse plant life, the location inspires the photographer with limitless image-making opportunities.

Guests may stay in the historic Dupont Lodge or in a fully furnished cottage. The Riverview Restaurant serves a variety of cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If camping is more your style, there are RV and tent sites. To make a lodging reservation or to request a brochure of the event, please call 1-800-325-0063 or email BretA.Smitley@ky.gov.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is 20 miles southwest of Corbin. Take US 25W to KY 90. From I-75 south, take exit 25. From I-75 north, take exit 15. Follow directional signs leading to the park.

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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 our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.


Media Contact:
Breta Smitley (800) 325-0063 or Breta.smitley@ky.gov
 

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