Experience the Wild

All New Adult Nature Programs in 2018!

Lost River Cave’s Nature Center offers a number of programs and interpretive hikes for the adult nature enthusiast. These programs will not only get you outside enjoying nature; they provide a relaxed atmosphere to spend time with friends and even make new ones!

Registration is required for each individual program. Prices and times may vary.

For more information:
Contact Annie or Delaney at 270.393.0077.

2018 Adult Nature Program Schedule

September 30, 2018: Historic Structures at Lost River Cave

Program Cost: $15 • 1:00pm-3:00pm

Follow the History of Lost River Cave through its buildings and structures. This guided hike visits numerous sites within the park to discover aspects of our cultural history.

October 14, 2018: Natural Fabric Dyeing

Program Cost: $50 • 1:00pm-3:00pm

Create your own wearable nature. Did you know that a great source for dyes can be found right in your own back yard? Roots, nuts, leaves, and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colors. Join us to dye your own silk and learn what plants to grow for your own dye garden.

November 18, 2018: Past-the-Dam Cave Walk

Program Cost: $75 • 1:00pm-4:00pm

Explore the Lost River Cave past the boat tour dam. Walk with staff experienced in caving, cave geology, and cave biology to see what we can find. Walk will be wet and strenuous, requires no experience in caving. All equipment provided. 


December 2, 2018: The Civil War at Lost River Cave

Class: 1:00pm-3:00pm • Smoke Writing Tour (Optional): 3:00pm-4:30pm

Class Cost: $10 • Smoke Writing Tour Cost: $10

Discover the history and the role of Lost River Cave during the Civil War. For those who want to expand their experience, join experienced staff members in a trip to the upper passageway of the cave where civil war soldiers left their mark on the cave wall. This activity is strenuous and helmets and headlamps will be provided.