MAMMOTH CAVE CAMPGROUND, KY

Mammoth Cave Campground puts campers in a prime spot to explore the depths and overland treasures of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is an underground passageway containing more than 390 miles of naturally sculpted limestone and sandstone. It is the longest recorded cave ...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Campground is within walking distance of the visitor center, cave tours, trails, and camp store
  • Learn more about White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that is threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in our national parks.
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Overview

Overview

Mammoth Cave Campground puts campers in a prime spot to explore the depths and overland treasures of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is an underground passageway containing more than 390 miles of naturally sculpted limestone and sandstone. It is the longest recorded cave system in the world. The grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways were the inspiration behind the park's name.

The camp area doubles as an entry point to 14 miles of hiking trails. It's also a five-minute walk to the visitor center, where cave tours begin.

Natural Features:

The campground is tucked inside Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts scenic valleys along the Green River. The river is within walking distance of the camp, and the hilly Kentucky countryside expands beyond the valley.

Deer and turkeys commonly stroll around the campground, so visitors are likely to see them grazing in the early morning and at dusk.

Recreation:

A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. Tours last anywhere from one to six hours and range from well-lit walkways to rugged, pitch-dark paths that require a paraffin lamp.

Facilities:

The 105 primitive campsites are set around a paved parking area surrounded by aromatic trees. Water and vault toilets are located on the insides of three loops, and the park visitor center is a 5-minute walk away.

Nearby Attractions:

Mammoth Cave National Park spans 52,835 acres and was established in 1941. By 1981, it was deemed a World Heritage Site to protect the unique, mammoth-sized caves.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
2013:
Peak: 5/15-9/14
Walk-In: 9/15-11/30

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 15 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $17.00-$20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Nov 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $17.00-$20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.19028, -86.09139
37°11'25"N, 86°5'29"W

From I-65 North, take Exit 48 (Park City) and turn left.
From I-65 South, take Exit 53 (Cave City) and turn right.
Follow signs to visitor center area. Campground is located on the left, next to the camp store.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MAMMOTH CAVE CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave  KY  42259

Phone Number:

Project Office: (270)758-2424