Mammoth Cave NP closing at 11:30 Central Time December 6 in advance of approaching winter storm
Mammoth Cave National Park will close today, December 6, 2013, at 11:30 am in advance of a winter storm bearing down on the region. Click the link for details on Current Conditions. More »
Mammoth Cave Campground
There are no hookups for electricity or water. The camping fee is $17 per night per site and $8.50 for visitors with Golden Age/Golden Access passports and America The Beautiful Senior/Access Passports. No Refunds. Reservations are recommended during peak season (May 15-September 15). NOTE: First-come, first-served camping is available at Mammoth Cave Campground at all times that the campground is open. Mammoth Cave Campground is open from March 1 through November 30. Check-in time is 12 noon, and check-out time is 11am. A maximum of 8 persons is permitted at each site, and campers may stay a maximum of 14 days in a calendar year. Showers, operated by the park concessioner, are open daily March 1-November 30, 6am-10pm, $2/10min. Showers are located behind the Service Center adjacent to the campground. Emergency phone numbers, and announcements regarding park activities, are posted at the bulletin board at the campground entrance.
Mammoth Cave Campground also offers 4 sites to accommodate groups, with limit of 16 campers per site. Each site has paved parking, picnic tables, and a fire ring. $20/night/site. No discount offered on group camping. Check-in time is 12 noon, and check-out time is 11am. No refunds. Reservations are recommended during peak season (May 15 through September 14). During non-peak season, you may call the campground at 270-758-2424.
Did You Know?
Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.