• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Amphibians

Nature and Science

Cave Salamander

Mammoth Cave National Park is home to a variety of salamanders, toads, and frogs. Among the species here are:

Salamanders
Mudpuppy, Hellbender, Red spotted newt, Jefferson salamander, Spotted salamander, Marbled salamander, Tiger salamander, Zigzag salamander, Slimy salamander, Eastern mud salamander, Northern red salamander, Northern two-lined salamander, Long-tailed salamander, Cave salamander, Northern dusky salamander, Small-mouthed salamander

Toads
Eastern spadefoot toad, American toad, Fowler's toad

Frogs
Southern cricket frog, Mountain chorus frog, Spring peeper, Gray treefrog, Bullfrog, Green frog, Pickerel frog, Leopard frog, Wood frog, Eastern narrow-mouthed toad

Did You Know?

Musicians often played in Mammoth Cave.

For many years, the chambers of Mammoth Cave rang with the sound of music. Visiting bands such as Landram's Sax-Horn Band and Luther Ewing's String Band, along with the Mammoth Cave Hotel's own local musicians, entertained visitors underground into the early 20th century.