Department of Parks
Winter Adventure Weekend Planned Jan. 28-30 at Carter Caves State Resort Park
OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of hiking, canoeing, cave tours, winter survival and other adventures with its second annual Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 28-30, 2011.
Guests will be able to select from a list of trips they want to take – for beginners and advanced winter adventurers alike. All of the trips and events are led by guides.
Each trip is placed in a level based on the difficulty and skills that are required. The higher the level, the more skills and special equipment required. Guests will be responsible for appropriate dress, water and snacks and other items.
To get familiar with some of the annual trip offerings check out the 2010 event information at www.winteradventureweekend.com. The list of the trips, along with registration information and other details for the 2011 event will be available at www.winteradventureweekend.com starting around Dec. 20, 2010. All participants must register online at this site beginning in early January. The non-refundable fee for adults (13 years old and older) is $25 and the non-refundable fee for children ages 6-12 is $20. (You must be at least 6 years old to participate. Some trips have age requirements.)
Other trip topics include pre-historic peoples, winter birding, recreational tree climbing, backpacking, rappelling and exploring natural bridges.
Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill, Ky. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, 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 phone number for the park is 1-800-325-0059.
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