Two Carter Caves State Resort Parks reopen for self-guided tours

Closed in 2009

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2016) — Two caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park have reopened for self-guided tours.

Laurel and Horn Hollow caves were closed in 2009 due to the spread of white-nose syndrome among bat populations. White-nose syndrome was found at Carter Caves in 2013. There was interest in reopening Laurel and Horn Hollow caves and the emphasis now is focused on limiting the spread of the disease, which does not effect humans.

Guests who want to explore Laurel and Horn Hollow Caves are required to get a free permit at the park’s welcome center before entering.