Department of Parks
Carter Caves Wildflower Pilgrimage Set For April 20-22
OLIVE HILL, Ky. – The first Carter Caves Wildflower Pilgrimage is set for April 20-22 at Carter Caves State Resort Park near Olive Hill.
The hills come alive every spring at Carter Caves with blooms of many shapes and colors decorating the forest floor. Guests will be able to experience the beauty of the hills during wildflower walks, canoe trips and van tours throughout the weekend.
Other programs and walks include landscaping with native plants, beginner plant identification, invasive plant species, tree identification and tracking.
Evening programs will be held each night. Whether you are an experienced wildflower enthusiast, a beginner, or just enjoy being in the woods, this is the perfect weekend for you to get outside and experience the natural beauty of the spring. Guests can sign up for trips Friday night or Saturday morning.
There is a registration fee of $10 for the weekend’s activities. A lodging package including two nights’ lodging and registration fees for two is $159.95 (plus tax). Call the park at 1-800-325-0059 to register for this inaugural event at Carter Caves State Resort Park.
Besides the cave tours, the park offers hiking, golf, mini-golf, and fishing. Carter Caves also has a lodge, cottages and restaurant.
To get to Carter Caves State Resort Park from Interstate 64 East, take exit 161 (Olive Hill exit). Turn left off the exit onto U.S. 60 east. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on KY 182 north. Park entrance is 3 miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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