Annual Gathering 2023



Mark your calendars for November 10 - 12, 2023, and make plans to attend the Sierra Club Kentucky Annual Gathering.  This year we will meet at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, encompassing 637 acres on Rough River Lake in Grayson County. Our goal is to energize and educate our members and friends on environmental issues relevant to Kentucky and the nation.  There will also be plenty of opportunities to socialize on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Saturday evening's all-local food buffet is a favorite of previous attendees. Lodge rooms are available at reasonable rates, and a variety of dietary needs can be met. 

Park lodging is full, but cancellations can always occur. You may get on a waiting list by contacting the Chapter Chair at or 502-644-6059.

Registration is still open but getting close to full.

Event Schedule





To register via postal mail: Mail the completed form and check (payable to Kentucky Chapter Sierra Club) to: Becky Hunger, 2450 Glenmary Ave. #1, Louisville, KY 40204.  If you do not have access to a printer the form will also be in the September issue of The Cumberland. 




1. Call the park at 270-257-2311 and ask if there is anything available. Mention Sierra Club (Group code 2895). If nothing available, then…

2. Contact the chair, 502-644-0659/ Should we also have nothing available, then we’ll put you on a waiting list. Then…

3. Try hotels in Leitchfield and Owensboro. We have reserved a block of rooms at Hatfield Inn in Leitchfield, 270-259-0464 (see page 6 of the October issue of The Cumberland). Also try the small St. Clair Motor Lodge which is within a mile of the park.


Rates at the lodge are as follows:

    Lodge Rooms (2 Queen Beds)

     $89.95/ night

    (plus tax $99.16/night)


    2 bedroom/ 1 bath Cottage

     $129.95/ night

    (plus tax $143.26/night)



    2 bedroom/ 2 bath Cottages


    (plus tax $165.30/night)


    Two Bedroom Deluxe Cottage

     $189.95/ night

    (plus tax $209.40/night)




    Check-in time: 4 p.m.
    Check-out times: rooms 11 a.m. / cottages 10 a.m.
    *Cancellations of lodging are subject to the policies of the park. The current policy is: if you cancel less than 48 hours ahead of time, you will be charged for first night’s stay. To cancel your lodging, call 270-257-2311.


    Meals are "on your own" except for Saturday evening's buffet/banquet. 

    Rough River Dam State Resort Park Lodge features a full service restaurant, Grayson's Landing Restaurant. Where you can enjoy gorgeous lakeside scenery while dining. As a supporter of the Kentucky Proud program, they use local meats and produce when available and now serve Kentucky wine and spirits in the restaurant.

    • Friday & Saturday Breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. / Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Dinner ( buffet) 4:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Sunday Breakfast (buffet) 7 to 10 a.m. / Lunch (buffet) 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Dinner 4:30 to 8 p.m.

    These hours are all Central Time.


    If you are willing to share a room but do not have a roommate, please contact Becky Hunger, and ask to be paired with a roommate, preferably before making your lodging reservation. Also, if you are interested in ride-sharing, please contact Becky also, who can be reached at at  or 502-489-7497 (call or text).



    We remain committed to keeping our Annual Gathering as affordable as possible while also acknowledging that the costs of registration and lodging are a barrier for some.  Group-assisted scholarships are available to help diversify attendance and ensure inclusivity. Sierra Club Kentucky leadership is committed to providing as much assistance as we can to keep registration fees from being a barrier to conference attendance. We also welcome contributions to help support our scholarships. More information for anyone wishing to support scholarships can be found below. 

    • Deadline to apply: October 27, 2023. But please try to apply before September 10th so we can get the discounted room rate.
    • How to apply: Contact your local Sierra Club Group to apply. If you don’t know who that is, contact
    • Once approved by the Group chair, register on this page (with $20.00 registration fee). Then email Becky Hunger at at, 502-489-7497, with the name of the person and Group approving your application, your meal preferences, and any specific roommate requests. Becky will reserve your lodging and confirm roommate assignments.
    • There are no strict rules, but scholarships are limited and first-come-first-in, so make contact soon!


    If you would like to support scholarships, you may either: 

    1. Make an “Extra Donation” on the registration page. 
    2. Write a separate check payable to Sierra Club Kentucky, putting “scholarships” on the memo line. Mail to: Becky Hunger, 2450 Glenmary Ave. #1, Louisville, KY 40204