A Grand, Gloomy and Peculiar Place
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.
Since 1816, visitors have toured the subterranean labyrinths of Mammoth Cave. Discover what adventures await you on our many Cave Tours.Read More
Camping at Mammoth Cave
However rough you "rough it", Mammoth Cave National Park has a campsite for your adventure – in three campgrounds, the backcountry, and on the river.Read More
Alternative Fuels at Mammoth Cave!
A Department of Energy-Clean Cities / National Park Service partnership has brought a fleet of earth-friendly vehicles to Mammoth Cave.Read More
On The Rivers
Miles of winding waters beckon along the Green and Nolin Rivers. Fish, canoe, kayak, camp and more.Read More
Did You Know?
Stalactites grow downward – they hang "tight" to the ceiling – while stalagmites grow upward – they "might" reach the ceiling someday. Mammoth Cave's formations include many types of calcite formations.