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Campgrounds, picnic areas open for the season

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Date: February 28, 2014
Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192

(MAMMOTH CAVE – February 28, 2014) Park campgrounds and picnic areas will open for the season in the coming weeks. Mammoth Cave Campground, Maple Springs Group Campground, and the headquarters picnic area will open March 1. The campground and picnic area at Houchin Ferry will open March 14. At this time, the ferry service at Houchin Ferry remains closed.

Sites at the Mammoth Cave Campground, near the visitor center, are available on a first-come, first-served basis March 1 - May 14 and September 16 - November 30; reservations are recommended May 15 – September 15. 

Maple Springs campsites, by reservation only, are designed for groups of up to 24 people, and four of the sites accommodate campers with horses. The reservation period for Maple Springs is March through November. 

To make campground, picnic shelter, or cave tour reservations, call 877-444-6777, or go online at www.recreation.gov. Mammoth Cave Campground, Maple Springs Group Campground and the picnic shelters are closed December 1 - February 28. 

 www.nps.gov/maca  

Did You Know?

Soda straw stalactite

Stalactites grow downward – they hang "tight" to the ceiling – while stalagmites grow upward – they "might" reach the ceiling someday. Mammoth Cave's formations include many types of calcite formations.