November 26, 2013
Public comment requested regarding Planned improvements to Mammoth Cave Hotel
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead has announced the release of Improvements to Concession Facilities – Draft Environmental Assessment. Public comment on the document will be accepted November 26-December 28, 2013. The park will host a public open house on December 12, 2013.
November 22, 2013
End of season for campgrounds, picnic area
The picnic area, Maple Springs Group Campground and Mammoth Cave Campground (near the visitor center) will be closed December 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014. Houchin Ferry campground will remain closed through the winter.
November 21, 2013
Mammoth Cave Sing is December 1
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead invites all area residents to the 34rd annual Cave Sing, Sunday, December 1, 2013. Participants will depart from the visitor center at 2:00 p.m. for this free event.
October 25, 2013
Veterans Weekend brings Roots in the Cave and free tours
Roots in the Cave, November 8-9, and Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11, offer Mammoth Cave enthusiasts special opportunities to enjoy their national park.
September 20, 2013
Mammoth Cave NP celebrates National Public Lands Day September 28
This land is your land, from the Daniel Boone National Forest to Land Between the Lakes, from Big Bone Lick State Park to Lake Cumberland, from Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park to Mammoth Cave National Park – public lands belong to the people. Saturday, September 28, is National Public Lands Day, a time to appreciate your city, county, state, and federal parks, lakes, and forests.
August 30, 2013
Maple Springs area to remain closed through December 1
The Maple Springs Trailhead and Maple Springs Loop Road in Mammoth Cave National Park will remain closed through December 1, 2013, to allow for completion of the expansion of the trailhead and construction of Big Hollow Trail, according to Superintendent Sarah Craighead. Maple Springs Group Campground will be open by reservation only September 1 through November 30, 2013.
August 19, 2013
Mammoth Cave celebrates International Bat Night August 31
Saturday, August 31, is Bat Night at Mammoth Cave National Park and around the world. Park staff have scheduled activities to take place throughout the day, and also at dusk, the prime time for viewing bats.
August 16, 2013
Mammoth Cave NP proposes to raise cave tour fees
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that the Park is seeking public comment on an increase in cave tour rates by $1 to $2, which would take effect in 2014. The authority to charge recreational fees at national parks stems from the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.
July 30, 2013
Tween researchers explore citizen science at Mammoth Cave National Park
This summer, 24 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from the Dayton Regional STEM School in Kettering, Ohio, completed an intensive, hands-on, three-week course focused on the science and history of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. The Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning facilitated their trip and literally immersed the students in caves, ponds, and research through citizen science.
July 26, 2013
Mountain bikers commit to upkeep of Big Hollow Trail
On July 22, 2013, Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead signed an agreement with the Southwest Kentucky Mountain Bike Association which establishes its members as the primary caretakers of the new 8-mile Big Hollow Trail.
July 15, 2013
Mammoth Cave National Park – what does it mean to you?
Mammoth Cave National Park – what does it mean to you? That is what Superintendent Sarah Craighead is asking as Mammoth Cave National Park prepares a foundation document for its future planning and management. Public comment is welcome and needed. The public comment period is open July 15-29, 2013.
May 15, 2013
Maple Springs area closes for trailhead and trail construction
Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that the Maple Springs Trailhead, Maple Springs Group Campground, and Maple Springs Loop Road will be closed this summer to allow for expansion of trailhead parking and construction of the Big Hollow Trail. The trailhead and road will close May 20; the group campground will close June 1.
May 13, 2013
Mammoth Cave receives NPF Active Trails grant
Mammoth Cave National Park is one of 22 national parks across the country selected to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks.
April 12, 2013
VIP – Volunteer In Park – needed at Mammoth Cave NP
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead is asking area residents to consider volunteering at the park. At present, part-time help is needed in the supply warehouse.
March 11, 2013
Sequester affects Mammoth Cave NP services
Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that Mammoth Cave National Park is implementing a five percent cut in its annual budget, in accordance with NPS Director Jon Jarvis' sequestration instructions. The Park will absorb the cut in the next seven months. The Park's annual budget is $6.3 million; five percent = $316,000.
February 15, 2013
Mammoth Cave hits 400 miles
Mammoth Cave, the longest known cave in the world, is now a little bit longer. On Friday, at the Mammoth Cave Science Symposium, Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead and Cave Research Foundation President Charles Fox announced that Mammoth Cave is now 400 miles long, up 10 miles from its previously recorded length of 390 miles.
January 16, 2013
White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Park Bats
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that a bat from a cave in the south central Kentucky park has been confirmed with white-nose syndrome, a condition often deadly to bats.
August 23, 2012
Sarah Craighead selected as Mammoth Cave National Park superintendent
Southeast Regional Director David Vela announced the selection of Sarah Craighead to be the next superintendent at Mammoth Cave National Park near Bowling Green, Ky. Craighead currently serves as the superintendent of Death Valley National Park in southern California and Nevada. She will assume her new duties at Mammoth Cave on November 4.
June 15, 2010
Park offers reward to stop crime
Mammoth Cave rangers have set up a program that can reward up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that will lead to a successful prosecution.