Chances are if you live in or even near Campbell County then you have used Cove Lake State Park. What most people do not realize is there is a group of citizens who help keep the park the destination that it has become. The Friends of Cove Lake, are concerned citizens who have banded together to assist in protecting, preserving and promoting the beauty and the splendor of Cove Lake State Park. They give selflessly of their time, talents and energy to help ensure the park’s integrity is intact for future generations to enjoy. This organization was formed in 1996 and has held numerous events and completed many projects to benefit the park. The most famous of these is the annual Cove Lake 5K race that draws in runners from around the region. The group has also held clean up days in the park, installed kiosks for park related announcements, and helped provide the fishing pier in conjunction with the TWRA.

To find out more about the group or how to get involved, intersted citizens are encouraaged to come to our monthly meetings the first Monday of every month at 6:00p.m. We meet at the Cove Lake Recreation Building. Also check out the Friends of Cove Lake Facebook page,https://www.facebook.com/friendsofcovelake/ . Their next meeting is set for February 5th at 6:00p.m.