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State officials encourage Pokemon Go players to visit Kentucky parks

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Pokemon Go players are catching virtual creatures at various Kentucky parks, but state officials have some safety suggestions for those taking part in the game.

According to a news release from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, visitors are welcome to play the game at state parks and historic sites.

"All we ask is that they be careful and obey a few basic rules for safety," said state park Naturalist Robert Myers, according to the news release.

Players are urged to:

  • Be aware of their surroundings, especially along trails, roadways, cliffs, streams and lakes.
  • Stay on hiking trails; do not wander off trails.
  • Be aware of park hours. Some parks close at night.
  • Do not enter private campsites or property.
  • Look up and enjoy some of the great natural surroundings at state parks. You may get to see some real wildlife like a bird or deer.

According to the news release, Pokemon hunters have reported success at locations such as the Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington, John James Audubon State Park in Henderson and Green River Lake State Park near Campbellsville. Additionally, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg is planning to have organized hunts for guests during the summer.

Players are encouraged to post images of their Pokemon Go experiences on the Kentucky State park Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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