Department of Parks
Carter Caves Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Lewis Caveland Lodge
OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Carter Caves State Resort Park will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Lewis Caveland Lodge during the weekend of Oct. 5-6.
The weekend will start with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday. Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker and author Jonathan Lewis, a member of the family for which the lodge is named, will speak. Lewis is the author of “Carter Caves State Resort Park, A Living History.”
The Friends of Carter Caves will also make a presentation to the park at the Friday ceremony.
The park will offer two adult buffets for $19.62 on Friday evening. (1962 was the year the lodge opened)
On Saturday, the park will hold a birthday party at 5 p.m. for former employees, guests and their family members.
A buffalo buffet is the special feature at the restaurant on Saturday. Drinks at the restaurant will be 62 cents all weekend in honor of the anniversary.
For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-0059.
Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating and fishing.
The park is located off Interstate 64 at exit 161. Take U.S. 60 east. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on KY 182 north. The park entrance is 3 miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov