Department of Parks
Carter Caves Crawlathon Will Feature Discounts on Lodging for Extra Nights
OLIVE HILL, Ky. -- Carter Caves State Resort Park has added a new incentive to participate in its Crawlathon in January 2009 and enjoy other activities at the park by arriving a day early or staying over an extra night.
The 28th annual Crawlathon, set for Jan. 23-25, will feature cave trips and instructional programs led by experienced guides who know a great deal about the sport of caving. There will be activities for anyone interested in caving, no matter what their level of experience.
The park is encouraging guests to check in early on Thursday Jan. 22 and stay over on Sunday Jan. 25 by offering a special rate of $50 for a lodge room and a cottage rate of $100. Regular rates apply during the event. The $50 coupon for lodge rooms can be downloaded from www.parks.ky.gov or www.crawlathon.com. Call the park for the special Thursday or Sunday $100 cottage rate.
A non-refundable Crawlathon registration fee of $35 per adult (13 years and up) and $20 per child (6 to 12 years), will be required of all participants. Included in the registration fee is access to all evening programs, workshops, cave tours, transportation to selected caves, and a uniquely designed Long Sleeved T-shirt for the 2009 event. Registration can be completed online or by mail.
• You must be 6 years or older to participate.
• You can register for up to 2 trips on Saturday and 1 trip on Sunday.
• Beware of conflicting trip times for you may miss your second trip.
• You must complete a Waiver of Liability form and bring it to Crawlathon.
For more information, please contact Chris Perry at 606-286-4411 or 800-325-0059 or visit www.crawlathon.com.
Carter Caves State Resort Park is located just 5 miles from I-64 at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill, Ky. The park has a lodge with restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include golf, mini-golf, hiking, swimming, boating and fishing.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.