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Tygart Creek Paddle Excursions

Carter Caves State Resort Park

Dates & Times
  • Apr 27, 2014
         9:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • May 11, 2014
         9:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
344 Caveland Drive,
Carter Caves State Resort Park,
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Phone: (800) 325-0059

This is a 6-mile canoe or kayak trip that navigates you down Tygart Creek which cuts Kentucky's most scenic limestone gorge.  You will be on the creek for about 3.5 hours. The park will provide canoes, paddles, life vest, transportation shuttle from the Welcome Center and guides for your trip down the creek.  The park does not have kayaks, although paddlers have the option to bring their own kayak for the trip.  Participants should have some paddle experience before signing up for these trips.  Along the way we will see high cliff sides and the natural beauty that the spring has to offer.  We will also take a side trip into one of Kentucky’s largest natural limestone tunnels. 

Required equipment includes; the correct attire for cool weather paddling, a complete change of clothes, treaded footwear, flashlight (for natural tunnel visit), sack lunch, bottled water and a dry bag for your supplies. 

The cost is $25 per person. Limited space available, pre-registration is required.  Call the Recreation Department to Register. 

Participants meet at the Welcome Center at 9:30am. We will load your kayaks on our trailer at the Welcome Center then head for the put in point.  This trip can be canceled due to high/low water levels and/or extreme weather conditions. 


Coy Ainsley
344 Caveland Drive,
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Phone: (800) 325-0059

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