After our wonderful tour of Mammoth Cave National Park, we headed on over to Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Lost River Cave came up on almost every internet list of fun things to do in Bowling Green, so we thought we would check it out and kayak the cave.
The tour started with our guide telling us some interesting history of the land and how the cave was discovered. The area open to kayaking is only about the length of a football field, so we ended up kayaking around the cave a whole bunch of times before our time was up.
The water was only about 3 ½ feet deep. I found that out the hard way; I tried to pull John's kayak closer to mine for a picture and flipped out into the freezing water! The very kind workers and instructors were immediately in the water to help me out. They also opened the then-closed gift shop so that I could change into dry clothes.
The limited area open to kayaking is no reason to skip out on this quick adventure. We had a great time leisurely exploring the cave and trying to spot eyeless cave fish.