OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Step back in time to the 18th century, when American Indians and European Americans lived closer to nature. 


Carter Caves State Resort Park at Olive Hill invites you to its Woods Lore and Tracking Weekend March 1-3. Participants will learn some of the skills that were necessary for everyday life, and of the cultural sharing that has made our modern lives richer. Can you tell a buck scrape from a turkey scratch? How about a squirrel cache from a doodlebug ant trap?


Guests will enjoy nature, tracking, culture and history in outdoor and indoor settings. Tracking and Woods Lore is for everyone interested in 18th-century lifestyles, culture, wildlife and our natural environment. The instructors are experts on frontier history and life skills, such as tracking, 18th-century wild medicines and rendering bear grease. To learn more about our instructors, visit www.trailsinclivinghistory.com. Past participants have said they will never look at the woods the same after attending this event. 

Overnight lodging packages are available. 


The admission price is $25 for adults (ages 16 and older) and $15 for guests age 15 and younger. An overnight package including two nights and the workshop fee for two is available for two adults is $149.95 plus tax.  The price for one person is $124.95 plus tax.


Preregistration is required. Call the park at 1-800-325-0059 for more information and to make reservations. 


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 two miles and turn left on KY 182 north. The park entrance is three miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.






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