• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Houchin Ferry Campground

Houchins Ferry Campground
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.


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?

Tuberculosis Hut in Mammoth Cave

In 1841, cave owner Dr. John Croghan believed the cave air might cure his patients suffering from tuberculosis. He brought 16 patients into Mammoth Cave that winter and housed them in stone and wood huts. After some perished, they left the cave, for of course the cave air offered no cure.