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Carter Caves State Park Campground

Olive Hill, Kentucky

Carter Caves State Park Campground

Carter Caves State Park Campground Professional Guide

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"If you like a wide variety of activities concentrated into one area, Carter Caves is the place for you. The fact that it is honeycombed with numerous caverns is given away in its name. Visitors can tour them in varied fashion from easy walking tours to down and dirty cave crawls.

But there’s more—as in 20 miles of hiking trails, canoe trips on lakes and rivers, fishing, boating, and horseback riding. With all this to do, you probably won’t be spending much time in the campground, which is a mixture of desirable and less-than-desirable sites."

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8/10/2013
Hiked the 4C's trail to Johnson Homeplace. The park had torrential rains the night before so the trail was really wet and muddy. Parts were nearly impassable where horse rider trails overlapped. Shangra La arch stairs were very slippery and loose making it extremely difficult to get down without falling. Made it to camp. Very primitive. The trail was well marked and it proved to be a good two day outing with the kids. The hike back was along steep hillsides with very impressive coves and waterfalls.
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Trail Information

Olive Hill
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
120
Campsites
Swimming, Golf/Disc Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
606-286-4411, parks.ky.gov
Local Contacts
$16-$33
Fees per Night
Hot showers, flush toilets, laundry, camp store
Facilities

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