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Carter Caves


Lodging & Camping

360 Tour

This beautiful fieldstone lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities.

Each room features a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. High speed wireless internet service available at the lodge. Click here to review our lodging guidelines.

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Beneath the forested hills of this resort, nature has hidden more than 20 twisting caverns, where you'll discover a 30-foot underground waterfall, and many more surprises!

Click here to visit Carter Caves' Meeting site.

Tierney's Cavern

Tierney's Cavern Restaurant honors our most popular attraction, the caves and retired park Naturalist John Tierney. The restaurant seats 100 and accompanying the new name is a new menu that offers many appetizing selections.

As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available. Our staff provides a friendly, warm atmosphere while giving professional service.

Restaurant Hours

Open Daily
7:00am to 8:00pm

Restaurant Menus
Breakfast Menu Adobe PDF Document
Lunch and Dinner Menu Adobe PDF Document
Kid's Menu Adobe PDF Document

Cave Tours

The Carter County region has the highest concentration of caves to be found in any area of Kentucky. Two of the park’s caves offer guided tours year-round, Cascade Cave and X-Cave. Enjoy a subterranean adventure, created by nature over millions of years. Click here for additional cave tour information.

Winter Schedule Adobe PDF Document
November 18, 2013 - March 23, 2014

Spring Schedule Adobe PDF Document
March 24 - May 23, 2014


Through the dedicated work of our state park naturalists, Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky.

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Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Dr.
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Phone: (606) 286-4411
Park Manager: Chris Perry

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Upcoming Events
Tygart Creek Paddle Excursions
Apr 19, 2014
Easter Weekend Getaway
Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2014

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