The grounds are well maintained with trails that are perfect for hikes to take in the views of the rolling hills that surround this area. Your dog will not be able to come with you should you decide to take a tour of Cascade Cave (with an underground waterfall.) There are more than 20 caverns beneath the hills of this park. Among them, you will want to see the formations and natural wonders within Cave X. If you are more adventurous, you can even take on some rappelling and rock climbing.
Kentucky is known for horses and there are camping areas for the equestrian. There are 8 equestrian sites, 90 standard electric sites, and 31 tent sites. The park provides access to waterways for fishing, canoeing, and swimming. Campers and visitors to the park give it excellent reviews for the breathtaking scenery and positive experience.
Dogs are permitted in the campground and in designated areas. The Kentucky State Park has regulations that apply to all of their locations. You may not take your dog inside restaurants or public areas. If you are planning to stay in a cottage or room, you will need to pay an extra fee that starts at $30. You may not bring more than two pets with you.
There are a few trails at Carter Caves that are nature preserves. Dogs are not allowed in the nature preserves. The park does reserve the right to not admit or to reject animals that are perceived as a threat. There are additional fees if the park is not notified you are bringing a pet to stay in the indoor lodgings.