• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

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You Can't Take It With You

The Following Items are not permitted on Cave Tours:

• Tripods
• Strollers
All backpacks, including child backpack carriers

caving gear with bat

Please Take Note

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease in bats that is killing these vital animals by the millions, is a potential threat to Mammoth Cave and the bats that live here. The Park's efforts to prevent WNS here may affect what you can wear or bring with you into the cave. Clothing, footwear and handheld items that have previously been worn in caves or mines in certain areas may not be brought into Mammoth Cave.

To learn if these limitations might include items you wear or carry, click here to visit the White-Nose Syndrome page.


The following items are not permitted on cave tours or in the visitor center. • Any other type of weapon (clubs, batons, brass knuckles, etc.)

• Pepper Spray/Mace

• Sharp Intstruments (box cutters, scissors, etc.)

• Knives

• Firearms

Secure these items in your vehicle, or in one of the lockers provided at the bus loading area.

Did You Know?

Canoes on Green River

The Green and Nolin Rivers course more than 30 miles through Mammoth Cave National Park, offering hours of boating, canoeing, fishing, and floodplain camping.