Another Beautiful Wildflower Weekend in Kentucky
I associate certain things with Kentucky’s different state parks – people, sights, food, animals, etc that I identify with each beautiful park. One of the things I think of when I hear the words Carter Caves State Resort Park is the picture above. It’s actually one of my favorite photographs that I’ve ever taken. The fact that this beautiful deer showed up, so poignantly, beside the “Prevent Forest Fires” sign could be considered a major stroke of luck.
The fact that she stayed in place, posing, for several minutes (not even flinching when I dropped my camera), reminded me that God is always with me… even when I’m super clumsy.
In addition to this picture, I also think of the gorgeous scenery at Carter Caves. Absolutely stunning.
Beautiful Carter Caves State Resort Park will host its Wildflower Pilgrimage Weekend April 17-19, 2015.
I can only imagine the beautiful show Carter Caves (with its blooms of many shapes and colors decorating the forest floor) puts on each Spring!
From the Kentucky State Parks: Guests can experience the beauty of the area during wildflower and wildlife walks, van tours and canoe trips throughout the weekend.
Admission to field trips and workshops is $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 6-12). Guests will sign up for programs at the park Friday night or Saturday morning. Evening programs will also be scheduled. Registration is required since space is limited.
There will be trips focusing on wildflowers, birds, ferns and tree identification, a canoe trip on Smoky Lake and more. Whether you are an experienced wildflower enthusiast, a beginner bloomer or just someone who enjoys being in the woods, this is the perfect weekend to get outside and experience the natural beauty of spring.
For a detailed agenda, click here.
An overnight package including two nights’ lodging and registration for two is $169.95 (plus tax). The campground also will be open. Call the park at 606-286-4411 to register.
Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill, Kentucky. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating and fishing.
Directions: From Interstate 64, 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.
A Crested Dwarf Iris at Carter Caves
(Iris Photo Courtesy of the Kentucky State Parks)
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