Explore Cindy Cave

Feeling adventurous? Explore the underground wonders of Cindy Cave with a wild cave tour led by a knowledgeable guide. You will get wet and dirty, but you’ll have a great time doing it! Fee is $7.00 per person, $5.00 for children 8 and under. Helmet, light and kneepads are provided. Scheduled tours are available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Winter tours for groups of 3 or more can be arranged by contacting Coti Groce at 270-433-7431 or email [email protected]. Self-guided tours are currently prohibited.

White-Nose Syndrome

White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a disease that is killing 70-100% of hibernating bats in infected caves. WNS does not have any effect on humans, livestock or pets. WNS was found February 2013 in some of the Park Caves.

How You Can Help

Do not wear the shoes, clothing, or carry objects that you had with you while on a cave tour at Carter Caves into another cave system outside of the Carter Caves area unless they have been decontaminated.

Prohibited On Cave Tours

Because of the possibility of White-nose Syndrome contamination, the following are prohibited on cave tours: Camera bags, tripods, strollers, backpacks, luggage, PETS, BAGS of any type, including purses, fanny packs, diaper bags, camera cases, etc. Sandals/flip-flops, etc. Please wear appropriate shoes that cover the entire foot for safety. Bags containing necessary medical supplies are permitted.

Required Participant Decontamination Protocol

All cave touring participants at Carter Caves State Resort Park will be required to walk on bio-mats after exiting the cave tour. This process will require each individual to walk across the length of an outdoor carpet and across a bio mat containing water and possibly Lysol IC mixture. This process has been proven to help prevent the spread of spores.


NOTE: Please review these procedures before you purchase any cave tour tickets as refunds cannot be issued at the Welcome Center. Thank you for your assistance with these procedures.