News Releases


On this page are the latest press releases from Mammoth Cave National Park. For further information on any of these items, please contact the park's Public Information Officer.


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May 06, 2015
Book Signing at Mammoth Cave NP
Come to a book signing event at Mammoth Cave National Park on Saturday, May 16, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Eastern National book store inside the park visitor center. Authors will be available to chat about their books and to autograph them.

April 24, 2015
Houchin Ferry Boat To Be Drydocked
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Houchin Ferry boat is scheduled to be removed from the river and moved to dry-dock in the Park maintenance area. The boat will be repaired and inspected for future use at the Green River Ferry location.

April 23, 2015
Mammoth Cave NP pumps $43.6 million into local economy
In 2014, Mammoth Cave National Park generated $43.6 million and 683 jobs in the south central Kentucky area, according to a recent economic impact study by the National Park Service.

April 09, 2015
Find Your Park at Mammoth Cave during National Park Week
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., April 9, 2015 – Mammoth Cave National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage people to find their park and share their stories online at Find Your Park is the theme of National Park Week 2015, April 18-26, and a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.

February 20, 2015
Mammoth Cave National Park on a Tentative Winter Weather Schedule Saturday
Mammoth Cave National Park will be closing at 4:00pm Central Time on Friday, February 16, in preparation for the arrival of the second significant winter event of the week. Green River Ferry will cease operations Friday evening at 5:30pm. The park provisionally plans to open the Visitor Center at 10:00am Saturday, with the first tour departing at 11:00am. This schedule may be altered if conditions deteriorate.

February 06, 2015
Free Mammoth Passage Tours on Presidents' Day Weekend
Mammoth Cave National Park will offer free Mammoth Passage cave tours on Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-16, 2015.

December 18, 2014
Park concessions contract available for bid
The concessions contract for operation of food/beverage, gifts, and lodging at Mammoth Cave National Park opened for bid December 18, 2014. The prospectus is posted online at and at Selection of a new concessioner will be made in late-summer 2015; the new 10-year contract will begin January 1, 2016.

November 14, 2014
Mammoth Cave NP seeks public comment on proposed fee increases
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that the Park is seeking public comment on a proposed increase in user fees, which would take effect in 2015. Public comment will be accepted from November 14 to December 5, 2014. Written comments may be submitted through the National Park Service planning website at

November 03, 2014
Dream Rocket has landed at Mammoth Cave National Park
Dream big! That’s the purpose of Dream Rocket artwork. Student Dream Rocket creations that focus on Mammoth Cave’s biodiversity are on display now in the park visitor center. The exhibit will continue through November 16, 2014.

October 31, 2014
Roots in the Cave 2014 - Legacy of the Lees
Roots in the Cave, November 7-8, 2014, is a time when families gather to share memories of their communities that once graced the hills and hollows – and caves – of what is now a national park. The public is invited.

October 23, 2014
Mammoth Cave Back Country Horsemen commit to park trail work
On October 15, 2014, Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead signed an agreement with representatives of the Mammoth Cave Back Country Horsemen, a chapter of the Kentucky Back Country Horsemen, as a way to improve maintenance of the park’s horse trails.

September 24, 2014
Lora Peppers returns to Mammoth Cave as Chief Ranger
As the chief ranger at Mammoth Cave, Lora Peppers oversees all law enforcement, emergency services and response, and search and rescue.

August 25, 2014
Happy 98th Birthday National Park Service!
August 25, 2014, is the 98th birthday of the National Park Service, and the 198th anniversary of the first cave tours through Mammoth Cave – and more!

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