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MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK

Region Mammoth Cave, Kentucky - Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
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One Mammoth Cave Pkwy.
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

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Mammoth Cave Campground- -- ¼ mile from the park Visitor Center, this campground includes 105 sites. Each site features a paved parking area, a picnic table, and a fire ring. The campground has restrooms, fresh water, a dump station, garbage dumpsters, and a recycling station.  There are no hookups for electricity or water.  Reservations are recommended during peak season (May 15-September 15). NOTE: Mammoth Cave Campground is open March-November.  Check-in time is 12 noon, and check-out time is 11 am. A maximum of 8 persons are permitted at each site, and campers may stay a maximum of 14 days in a calendar year. Four sites accommodate groups with limit of 16 campers per site.

Backcountry Campsites -- Twelve peaceful and scenic backcountry campsites offer opportunities to find solitude and appreciate the beauty and diversity of Mammoth Cave National Park’s rugged hills and majestic woodlands.  Overnight camping is permitted at designated sites and along floodplains more than ½ mile away from ferry crossings or developed campgrounds. Camping on the floodplain is only accessible by boat.  Each campsite holds a maximum of 8 people. All sites except McCoy Hollow have a nearby water source. Boil and treat water before drinking, or carry in your own drinking water.  A free backcountry use permit is required for all camping at backcountry campsites and along the river floodplain. Go in person to the backcountry permit office, located in the Visitor Center ticket sales area.
AMENITIES
  • Boat Launch
  • Central Water
  • Dump Station
  • Food Service
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicapped Access
  • Pets Accepted
  • Primitive Camping
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