• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Fire Management

Ranger with drip torch
 

Fire is a fact of life – and a valuable tool for managing our natural resources – here at Mammoth Cave National Park. Follow the links below to learn more about our fire management, and to find useful fire-related resources.

 
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Eyeless cave fish

Creatures that spend their entire lives in Mammoth Cave adapt to the dark world. Some types of cave fish, for example, do not grow eyes – supporting these extra unnecessary organs would consume precious energy in their nutrient-poor environment.