- Sports and Recreation
To Ease The Pain Of Cabin Fever, Try A Kentucky Lake Road Trip And A Fishing Pole
Cabin Fever Strikes With A Vengance
Long, cold winter months and too much snow brought me to my knees in prayer. This season of the freeze seems like it is never going to close. Yes we have been blessed with a few tempered days of relief but really! This year was so bad I found myself fishing in an ice hole for relief. That was a beautiful day, though it seems like more of a daydream now.
Work, work, work and watching out the window had gotten the best of my free spirited nature. I feel lucky to have the time to get all of the inside chores taken care of but my energy level is waning. I need springtime to rejuvenate my physical self. Cabin Fever has taken me in and has been working my body and my mind over. I feel run down, drained and drab, just like the weather we have been enjoying in North West Indiana.
My decision to jump in the car running, never took more than a split second.
My cell phone rang on Friday afternoon while I was finishing up the last hour of my work week. My friend on the line sounded serious when she said we needed to talk. I told her I was trying to get this work week over but could stop what I was doing for a few minutes. I walked outside in the cold breeze in order to get better cell phone reception and said "what's up?" into my cell phone.
My friend said, "Susan I want to go fishing." I chuckled a sarcastic blurt and said "Yeah, me too". Then I said well you should go, I have to take care of paperwork this weekend and it is too cold for me. I have not been feeling too great and do not think I should be fishing in this cold weather. That is when she said she wanted to go to Kentucky or Tennessee. I said really? I will go too. I need a break, what is the weather suppose to be down there, will it be warm? When are we leaving? I can be ready by 6:30 PM. That might just cure this cabin fever! Kentucky Lake sounds good to me, we will be driving all night, what time did you get up? Will you be able to drive all night?
Spring Is In The Air At Kentucky Lake
Driving all night we managed to land in the middle of Kentucky Lake State Park around 3 AM on Saturday morning. We went back to a place we had stayed before but there was nobody willing to answer a door bell or a phone call. We tried several places with the same results. I was ready for sleep when we saw the Kenlake State Resort Park sign. The sign said NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND. My friend said okay let's try that but do you think they are open all night?
We followed the signs in to the park and through the woods to the resort. This place looked like it was going to be very nice, very expensive but, HEY! I did not care at this point. I was ready for bed. Besides that, it was pretty and the grounds were in bloom with wild flowers and planted bulbs. The setting sold me so the nice lady behind the desk was only an added bonus. We could go someplace else AFTER I got some sleep. Kenlake State Resort Park was selling itself with it's beauty and charm as we filled out all the necessary paperwork for lodging. It was impressive to say the least.
No it was not expensive. The room rental was lower than Best Western and the accomodations were not only nice, the place was remarkably clean as a whistle. There was a perfect restaurant, gift shop sporting local crafts and typical gift shop items at reasonable prices. I purchased a T-shirt on clearance for $9. including tax and the quality was good. This resort was not over priced as I was expecting from the impression it made on first sight.
Kenlake State Resort Park
Nesteled in the woods surrounding Kentucky Lake, this state park is an enjoyable place to visit. There is plenty of things to do with all the amentities available. There is indoor as well as outdoor tennis, golf, fishing, hiking, camping and water sports abounding here. The people who keep the state park are extremly friendly and helpful and it makes for a great place to get away. I am sure this is the perfect cure for cabin fever no matter who you are.
Just ahead of the warm season bustle, we were able to spend plenty of quiet time, enjoying the surrounding nature and all of it's glory. We also had the opportunity to visit with the locals during meals at a nice restaurant located inside the hotel. The wonderful thing is you never have to leave the park once you get there. The park is equipped with everything you need to provide hours of relief from a long winter's wear and tear on the human spirit. My only regret was a lack of time to spend getting to know the extent of all there is to offer. I am sure that I will return to Kenlake State Resort Park many times in the future.
Fishing At It's Finest
Kentucky Lake offers plenty of fishing action for the pro or the novice fisher person. We caught Bluegill, White Bass, Large Mouth Bass and Skip Jacks by the score. The later are not an edible fish but, will sure keep you busy and they put up a wonderful fight. This is a great fish for small children to learn on. They run left and right when you try to bring them in to shore. They jump and they dive and they tend to be a good foot long so it makes for great excitement for the children and the child in all of us!
Inside The Park
This park is well equipped for fishing with boat ramps, a nice marina, bait shop, boat rentals, and more. You need it they have it. The fish cleaning station was well kept and featured a screened in space where the flying pests could not invade your fish cleaning projects. I was more than pleased with these accommodations and would highly recommend this state park to everyone.
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