• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Getting Around

Park entry sign

Mammoth Cave National Park's diverse landscape is accessed by a network of parkways, roads, and river crossings. Normally, visitors have no difficulty making their way around the park, but occasionally weather conditions or construction may block roads or prevent ferries from running. Check the links on this page for road and trail closures or ferry updates if you have concerns about your planned route, or select the link at right to obtain park maps.

Did You Know?

Eyeless cave fish

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.