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Frequently Asked Questions

Lost River Cave is open year-round!

We are closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. We close at noon on New Year’s Eve.

Lost River Cave operates on Central Time. Please see our Cave Tours page for hours of operation.

Tour departure times vary seasonally. Check out the tour times by clicking here. You must arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour before your tour departure time.

We highly recommend reservations ahead of time. Walk-in tickets are sold first-come, first-served basis.

Please see our Boat Tour page for detailed pricing.

45 minutes – 20-minute guided walk down a sloped pathway along the river’s edge, 25-minute ride on the boat through the Cave.

We highly recommend making an online reservation in advance to secure tour spots. You must arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the tour.

Walk-in tour tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to purchase your tickets upon arrival at the park. Then, enjoy all the other activities on the grounds while you wait for your tour to begin.

The boat tour is appropriate for all ages. However, due to natural features, there are physical limitations. The tour is not handicap accessible.

Special group rates are not offered during the summer. In the off-season we do book groups of 25 or larger at a discount rate. Please fill out this form if you’d like to request a group tour.

The cave maintains a year round temperature of 57 degrees. A light jacket may be suitable.

You may use a stroller for the walking portion of the tour (first 20 minutes); however, it must be left at the entrance of the cave before boarding the boat.

Pets on a leash are welcome inside the park but are not allowed on the tours.

We do not have kennels for your pet. We do require that your pet be on a leash and that you clean up after them. Please do not leave your pet in the car during your tour in the summer.

Round trip, the tour is 3/4 of a mile. There is paved road that has a 30-degree slope that one will have to walk down and back up. There are a few steps at the entrance to the cave to board the boat.

Check out our Trails & Activities page to learn more about what other adventures are at the park!

There are many great attractions in the Bowling Green area as well as surrounding counties. There are many beautiful show caves within 30 – 45 minutes driving of our cave. For more information, please visit these websites:

No. There is a KOA nearby along with Beech Bend Park Campground.
More information is available at visitbgky.com

There’s so much more going on at Lost River Cave. Check out the full calendar of upcoming events.