• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Firearms-Prohibited Areas in Mammoth Cave NP

In what areas of the park are weapons prohibited?

All firearms are Strictly Prohibited from the following areas, regardless of whether the visitor has a valid concealed weapons permit:

  • ALL government buildings that are classified as a federal facility
  • ALL cave tours
  • ALL buses used to carry visitors for cave tours
  • The Mammoth Cave Hotel Lobby, Rotunda Room, gift shops and dining areas.

All of these areas will be identified with an NPS-approved “No Firearms Allowed” decal or placard. ⇒

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.