One of the most popular events is the Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 24-26 at Carter Caves State Resort Park. The weekend includes hiking, kayaking, recreational tree climbing, cave tours, winter survival, rappelling, archeological field trips, a zip line and other adventures. Guests will be able to select from a list of trips they want to take – for beginners and advanced winter adventurers alike. All of the trips and events are led by guides. The list of the trips, along with registration information and other details for the 2014 event are available at www.winteradventureweekend.com. All participants must register online at this site. For more information, call Carter Caves at 1-606-286-4411.
Lodging & Camping
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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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.
Breakfast - 7am to 10am
Lunch - 11:30am to 2pm, 11:30 to 3pm Sunday only
Dinner - 5:00pm to 9:00pm (Friday and Saturday)
Dinner - 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Sunday thru Thursday)
Lunch and Dinner Menu
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.
Late Fall Schedule
November 1 - 17, 2013
November 18, 2013 - February 28, 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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