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    Mammoth Cave

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News Releases


On this page are the latest press releases from Mammoth Cave National Park. For further information on any of these items, please contact the park's Public Information Officer.


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December 18, 2014
Park concessions contract available for bid
The concessions contract for operation of food/beverage, gifts, and lodging at Mammoth Cave National Park opened for bid December 18, 2014. The prospectus is posted online at FedBizzOpps.gov and at http://concessions.nps.gov/maca002-16.htm. Selection of a new concessioner will be made in late-summer 2015; the new 10-year contract will begin January 1, 2016.

December 01, 2014
End of season for two park campgrounds
Maple Springs Group Campground and Mammoth Cave Campground (near the visitor center) closed today, December 1, 2014, for the winter season. They will reopen in March.

November 25, 2014
Cave Sing is December 7
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead invites all area residents to the 35th annual Cave Sing, Sunday, December 7, 2014. Participants will depart from the Visitor Center at 2:00 p.m. for this free event.

November 14, 2014
Mammoth Cave NP seeks public comment on proposed fee increases
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that the Park is seeking public comment on a proposed increase in user fees, which would take effect in 2015. Public comment will be accepted from November 14 to December 5, 2014. Written comments may be submitted through the National Park Service planning website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MACA.

November 03, 2014
Dream Rocket has landed at Mammoth Cave National Park
Dream big! That’s the purpose of Dream Rocket artwork. Student Dream Rocket creations that focus on Mammoth Cave’s biodiversity are on display now in the park visitor center. The exhibit will continue through November 16, 2014.

October 31, 2014
Roots in the Cave 2014 - Legacy of the Lees
Roots in the Cave, November 7-8, 2014, is a time when families gather to share memories of their communities that once graced the hills and hollows – and caves – of what is now a national park. The public is invited.

October 23, 2014
Mammoth Cave Back Country Horsemen commit to park trail work
On October 15, 2014, Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead signed an agreement with representatives of the Mammoth Cave Back Country Horsemen, a chapter of the Kentucky Back Country Horsemen, as a way to improve maintenance of the park’s horse trails.

September 24, 2014
Lora Peppers returns to Mammoth Cave as Chief Ranger
As the chief ranger at Mammoth Cave, Lora Peppers oversees all law enforcement, emergency services and response, and search and rescue.

August 25, 2014
Happy 98th Birthday National Park Service!
August 25, 2014, is the 98th birthday of the National Park Service, and the 198th anniversary of the first cave tours through Mammoth Cave – and more!

July 29, 2014
TNC meets and works at Mammoth Cave NP
Staff members of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Kentucky Chapter visited Mammoth Cave National Park last weekend to view the work TNC has accomplished within the park, and as an orientation for the group’s new state director, David Phemister. Also attending were six high school students from Atlanta, Ga., interning with TNC through its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future, or LEAF. This week, TNC staff will be back at Mammoth Cave to remove invasive plants from the park barrens, near Park City.

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