July 21, 22 & 23



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Check the KOR 2017 website and facebook page for details and updates! The Saturday night theme is “Toga Party”.

KOR 2017 would like to welcome cavers, their families, and friends.

This year, in addition to caving, we will be highlighting other activities in the area.


To register, you must be an NSS member, a member of a grotto in good standing, or sponsored by someone who is. Please be sure that your sponsor has registered prior to your registration! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at Every year people come back to enjoy caving and all the events. But mostly they come back to see old friends and make new ones. It’s a win-win. We look forward to seeing the regulars and will hopefully be seeing the people who have missed past KORs.


There will be a variety of cave trips, a photo contest, map contest, vertical contest, Caver kid’s activities, door prizes, informational speaker, howdy party and Saturday night party with a live band. Your registration also includes camping fees for Friday and Saturday night, you are welcome to come earlier in the week and enjoy our caving area with self-led trips. Additional camping fees are $6 for each person for each night. Saturday night dinner tickets can be ordered online, and a limited amount of dinner tickets will be sold at the campground. T-shirts are available for purchase online only. Please note, Rockcastle County is a dry county.


Electric sites are an additional $6 per night per electric site with limited availability; if you want one, plan to preregister. You will be notified if we no longer have electric sites available. No air conditioners allowed, electric sites cannot handle large loads (in excess of 10 amps per site). You must be in an approved designated electric site along the pole to use electric; long extension cords will not be permitted.




Karst-O-Rama (KOR) is an annual caving convention hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Grotto (GCG). It takes place at the historic Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve (GSP) near MT Vernon KY in June or July, depending on when the NSS convention falls that year. KOR is a social event presented by cavers, for cavers and runs from Friday through Sunday featuring led cave trips, cave equipment vendors, rope climbing contest, cave box, photo contest, and cave map contest, among other things. There is a “Howdy Party” Friday evening for everyone to get reacquainted and on Saturday evening there is a banquet, program, and door prizes followed by a DJ or live band. Proceeds from KOR benefit both GCG and GSP.