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Valentine's Dinner Theater Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

February 12 - 13, 2016, 6:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Spend a romantic evening in the natural beauty of the Eastern Kentucky foothills! Enjoy a nice buffet style dinner, followed by a special performance.
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Backpacking Workshop and Overnight Trip Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

March 18 - 19, 2016, 10:00 A.M. - Noon

Outdoor Adventure Connection offers this one night, spring backpacking trip for first time backpackers and beginning backpackers. It includes six workshops on backpacking essentials that every backpacker should know. This trip is designed for those with little or no backpacking experience who have always wanted to try backpacking under the guidance of professional guides. Experienced backpackers needing a refresher are welcome too! Limit 12 participants. Workshop fee $85. Includes Saturday ...
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Easter Weekend Getaway Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

March 26 - 27, 2016, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

We will have family oriented recreation programs throughout the weekend.  We will offer some egg coloring, scavenger hunting and other fun recreational program opportunities. On Easter Day we will be serving our Easter Buffet and will have our annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Carter Caves Homemakers with over 1,000 eggs for children 12 and under. The egg hunt will start promptly at 2pm at the Welcome Center.  Tours of Cascade and X-cave ...
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Eastern Mining Collectors Association 5th Annual Spring Meet and Show Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 2, 2016

The Eastern Mining Collectors Association is a group dedicated to the preservation and understanding of America’s rich mining heritage through collection and preservation of mining artifacts. Mining artifacts collectors from all around the country will be meeting to buy, sell, trade and horse trade various mining artifacts from both the coal mining and hard rock mining (gold, silver, copper) regions of the USA. Artifacts will include not only mine lighting ...
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Tygart Creek Paddle Excursions Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 2, 2016, 9:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

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 and back to 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 ...
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Tygart Creek Paddle Excursions Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 16, 2016, 9:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

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 and back to 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 ...
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Grayson Lake Paddle Trip Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 17, 2016, 9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Grayson lake is a cliff-lined reservoir that is absolutely beautiful.  Considered by some as the most aesthetically pleasing paddle within 75 miles of this area.  This is approximately a 6.5 mile loop canoe or kayak trip on flat water. The park does not have kayaks, although paddlers have the option to bring their own kayak for the trip. We will meet at Carter Caves State Parks Welcome Center and take about ...
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Carter Caves Wildflower Pilgrimage Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 22 - 24, 2016

The hills come alive every spring at Carter Caves with emerging blooms of many shapes and colors decorating the forest floor.  You will be able to experience the beauty of the area during wildflower walks, canoe trips, and van tours throughout the weekend.  Other programs that could be offered include landscaping with native plants, beginner plant identification, invasive plant species, tree identification, archeological walks, and tracking.  Evening programs will be ...
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Campers Appreciation Weekend Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 29 - 30, 2016, 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 A.M.

This weekend has been set aside as a special weekend for campers.
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Smoky Bridge High Line Ride Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 30, 2016, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

A zip-line over 200 feet long will be stretched across the gorge down behind the lodge. We will strap you in for a ride to remember as you drop 40 feet in elevation and cruise by the parks largest natural arch, Smoky Bridge. Make sure you bring your cameras for there will be some great photo opportunities.  For your safety and comfort, there is a weight limit of 250 lbs, ...
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