Carter Caves is located 30 miles west of Ashland. Take 1-64 west. Take exit #161 (Olive Hill exit). Turn right off the exit onto US 60 east. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on KY 182 north. Park entrance is 3 miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.
Carter Caves is located 25 miles east of Morehead. Take I-64 east. Take exit #161 (Second Olive Hill exit). Turn left off the exit onto US 60 east. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on KY 182 north. Park entrance is 3 miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.
Take 275 east to the Wilder exit. You are now on the AA highway (KY 9). Follow the AA through Maysville and Vanceburg . Several miles past Vanceburg turn right onto south KY 9 at the caution lights. You are still on the AA highway. Follow KY 9 for 12 miles to another set of caution lights and turn right onto KY 7 & KY 2. Follow KY 7 to Carter City, turn left onto KY 2. Follow KY 2 to KY 182. Follow KY 182 to the park entrance. The park entrance is on the right at the bottom of a long curvy hill.
Park Entrance GPS Coordinates:
N 38.368983, W 83.109877
Please note that online map directions and automobile GPS directions do not always give you the best driving route to Carter Caves especially if you are coming from the north.