• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Maple Springs Group Campground

Maple Springs Group Campground

Maple Springs Group Campground.

Located 6 miles from the Visitor Center and 3 miles north of the Green River Ferry, this campground has 7 sites. Each site has multiple picnic tables and fire rings. chemical toilets, garbage dumpsters, and fresh water available.

Three of these sites are group sites with a 24-person limit, fee $30 per night per site.

Four of the Maple Springs sites are Equestrian sites with hitching posts and trailer parking, limit 8 horses/site. Two of these sites have water/electric hook-ups, fee $30 per night per site. Two sites without hook-ups, fee $22 per night per site.

No discount for visitors with Golden Age/Golden Access or America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passports. No refunds. Reservations are required. Maple Springs Campground check-in time is 12 noon and check-out time is 11am.


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.


Note:The most direct route from the Visitor Center to the Group Campground requires crossing the Green River Ferry. The ferry has a load limit of 8 tons. High or low water conditions may impede crossing, especially of motor homes or trailered units. The ferry is open 6 a.m. to 9:55 p.m. daily, except when repairs or hazardous river conditions prevent operation. For information on ferry status, you may call the Green River Ferry Information Line at (270)758-2166. An alternate route to the campground via state and county roads is 35 miles from the Visitor Center.

Did You Know?

Soda straw stalactite

Stalactites grow downward – they hang "tight" to the ceiling – while stalagmites grow upward – they "might" reach the ceiling someday. Mammoth Cave's formations include many types of calcite formations.