Mammoth Cave NP opening at 10:00 am Central Time December 8 - Delayed opening - Ferry closed
Mammoth Cave National Park will have a delayed 10:00 am opening today, December 8, 2013. Green River Ferry is closed due to high water. Click the link for details on Current Conditions. More »
Houchin Ferry Campground
Houchin Ferry Campground is closed for the 2013 season. We apologize for any inconvenience. Visitors can still enjoy primitive camping in the park at one of the park's 13 backcountry campsites or anywhere along the river floodplain or islands with a free backcountry permit, available at the park Visitor Center.
Located 15 miles from the park Visitor Center on the south bank of the Green River, this campground includes 12 primitive sites. Each site has a picnic table and a fire grate. The campground has chemical toilets, fresh water, and an adjacent picnic shelter.
This campground is not suitable for large trailers or RVs.
The camping fee is $12 per night per site and $6 for visitors with Golden Age/Golden Access and America The Beautiful Senior/Access passports. No refunds. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ferry operates from 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from March 4 - November except when repairs or hazardous river conditions prevent operation.
FIREWOOD QUARANTINE: Firewood from a number of states is quarantined due to an insect infestation by one or more insect pests (e.g. the Emerald Ash Borer) that is devastating certain tree species. To prevent infestation of trees in the park, transport of firewood into the park is prohibited. You may pick up any dead or downed wood inside the park or purchase wood from the Caver's Camp Store located at the Service Center. Store hours vary with season; check bulletin board at kiosk for current hours. Please help protect our forests from these destructive pests and do not bring firewood into the Park.
Did You Know?
Mammoth Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. Tours of Mammoth Cave have been offered since 1816.