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Spring & Summer Adventure

Outdoor Adventure
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‘BYOK’ Tygart Creek Kayak Float at Carter Caves

May11. This is a 6-mile kayak trip that navigates paddlers down Tygart Creek, which cuts through one of Kentucky's most scenic limestone gorges. You will be on the creek for at least 3.5 hours. “BYOK” stands for bring your own kayak. The park provides the transportation shuttle from the Welcome Center and guides for your trip on the creek. You will see high cliffsides and the natural beauty that the spring has to offer. There will be a side trip into one of Kentucky’s largest natural limestone tunnels.

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Mudathlon® - Kentucky

May 11. Mudathlon® offers an adventurous off road run that is uniquely challenging and focused on fun from start to finish. Mudathletes® will navigate a 3 mile course with 40 obstacles, including the Mud Slide®, Cargo Net Climb®, and the 100 Yard Long Mucking Mud Pit®.

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Tygart Creek 'Regretta' Canoe Excursion at Carter Caves

May 12. This is a 6-mile canoe trip that navigates paddlers through the Tygarts Creek Gorge, one of Kentucky's most scenic limestone gorges. You will be on the creek for at least 3.5 hours. Canoe experience is required. If you don’t have the experience, then you’ll know why we call this a "REGRETTA." Along the way you’ll see high cliffsides and the natural beauty that the spring has to offer. There will also be a side trip into one of Kentucky’s largest natural limestone tunnels.

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National Trails Day

June 1. We're taking part in National Trails Day with events across the state to recognize the excellent hiking opportunities at state parks. So, come out and enjoy more than 250 miles of trails at Kentucky State Parks.

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