Flood Recovery Update

Updated 5/26/2010

Mammoth Cave National Park staff have made continued progress in restoring most park operations to normal after the May 2010 flood, but some roads and services are still affected. Green River Ferry has resumed its normal schedule, from 6:00 a.m. until 9:55 p.m. now that electrical service has been restored to the ferry landing.

Repairs to the cable break at Houchin Ferry have proven more involved than expected and park managers now project that Houchin Ferry will not return to service until shortly after Memorial Day. Houchin Ferry Road South has reopened, for river access only. Persons wishing to learn the status of the ferries at any time can call the park's Ferry Hotline at 270.758.2166.

Houchin Ferry Campground, which lies in the floodplain, also remains closed until further notice while post-flood cleanup is undertaken.

Dennison Ferry Day-Use Area has reopened.

Green River Ferry Road is now open both north and south of the river, and rangers have reopened the Joppa Ridge Road to traffic. Ugly Creek/Little Jordan Road suffered washout damage and remains closed between Wilkerson Cemetery and Little Jordan Cemetery until further notice.

All cave tours are operating on their normal schedule, and the Historic Tour and Violet City Lantern Tour, which had been temporarily re-routed to avoid flood-affected areas, have returned to their traditional routes.

Many park trails in both the front- and backcountry were damaged by the storms; although no trails have been closed at this time, visitors are urged to use extra caution in places where trails may be blocked or eroded.

Park officials will issue further updates as information becomes available.

Last updated: May 23, 2018

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