Carter Caves State Resort Park To Host Crawlathon August 12

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2023) – Carter Caves State Resort Park will host its annual Crawlathon event on Saturday, August 12.

A blast from the past event, this trip will provide a range of cave tour options, exploring Cascade Cave, Bat Cave, Saltpeter Crawl, X-Cave, Tarkiln Cave and many more.

The cost is $75 per person, which includes two wild cave trips and a lunch buffet. Tours vary in difficulty, but all should be considered strenuous. Note that tours will take place in tight passages and will expose cavers to water, mud and dust. Participants are advised to wear old clothes, helmets, headlamps, knee pads and boots.

To make reservations, call 606-286-4411, extension 1. Limited space is available, and participants must be at least eight years old to register. Limited helmet and headlamp rentals will be available for participants.  

Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill, Kentucky, and is known for having the highest concentration of caves in Kentucky. Accommodations are available at the Lewis Caveland Lodge, along with cottages and a campground.  

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