• 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?

Tuberculosis Hut in Mammoth Cave

In 1841, cave owner Dr. John Croghan believed the cave air might cure his patients suffering from tuberculosis. He brought 16 patients into Mammoth Cave that winter and housed them in stone and wood huts. After some perished, they left the cave, for of course the cave air offered no cure.