• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

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  • Alert - Mammoth Cave is in an area highly endemic to histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is a serious infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and bat droppings. Infants and immunocompromised persons are especially vulnerable. Click the link for more information. More »

Emergencies & First Aid

First Aid

First Aid for emergencies is available at the park Visitor Center. In cases of serious emergency, dial 911.

For non-emergency assistance, dial (270)758-2115.

Did You Know?

Grease-oil lamp

The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.