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part ofMammoth Cave National Park, National Park Service
Status: Open through Mon Nov 30 2015   Season Dates


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.


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.


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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • 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.

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:

P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave  KY  42259

Phone Number:

Project Office: (270)758-2424
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