Canoe and Kayak Outfitters
Canoes and Kayaks are available through liveries outside the park. Contact:
Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe
Mammoth Cave Canoe and Kayak
Launching watercraft is strongly discouraged when river levels are at or exceed 10 feet on the park's water level gauges. Strong, swiftly moving currents as well as large drift flowing in the river channel pose a hazard to safety. Canoe liveries with permits to operate in the park are prohibited from renting or providing canoes during these times. To inquire on current river levels please call 270.758.2417. For more canoeing and kayaking details contact the above liveries for more information.
Did You Know?
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.