• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Air Quality

Nature and Science

Green River Bluffs Overlook - a monitor site for air quality in the park

Air Quality: Enhanced, high sensitivity air quality monitoring instrumentation has been installed, which will measure ambient concentrations of ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and reacted oxides of nitrogen. This instrumentation gives the park the capability to assess both anthropogenic and biogenic air pollution sources.
 

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Native Americans mined minerals in Mammoth Cave for 2,000 years.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.