News Releases


On this page are the latest press releases from Mammoth Cave National Park. For further information on any of these items, please contact the park's Public Information Officer.


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October 05, 2016
Philippine World Heritage Fellow visits Mammoth Cave NP
Elizabeth Maclang, superintendent of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the Philippines, is visiting Mammoth Cave National Park as a World Heritage Fellow. Puerto Princesa, like Mammoth Cave, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies within an International Biosphere Reserve. The month-long Fellowship Program is sponsored by the National Park Service Office of International Affairs in partnership with the George Wright Society.

September 09, 2016
Mammoth Cave Accessible Tour opens October 1
October 1, 2016, marks the opening on the Mammoth Cave Accessible Tour. The tour is now available for purchase/reservation on

September 01, 2016
Tour a cave, hike, or bike on your public lands
Come out National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 24) and enjoy events planned by Mammoth Cave National Park and the Friends of Mammoth Cave. This year, Mammoth Cave celebrates its 75th year as a national park and a public land.

August 17, 2016
Founders Day and Bat Night
On August 27-28, Mammoth Cave National Park will offer multiple, free events open to the public in celebration of the National Park Service Founders Day in NPS centennial year.

August 01, 2016
New Concession Operator Selected for Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park officials announced that MCNP ONP, LLC, has been selected to provide commercial services at Mammoth Cave under the terms of a new 15-year concessions contract, effective January 1, 2017. MCNP ONP is owned by Ortega National Parks, LLC, a family-run company with nearly 20 years of operating experience as a park concessioner.

July 22, 2016
Enjoy music in the park
The National Park Service Centennial celebration continues at Mammoth Cave National Park with a variety musical performances in the coming weeks. The performances are free; all times listed are Central.

June 17, 2016
Mammoth Cave National Park proposes to raise some fees
Mammoth Cave National Park is seeking public comment on a change in fees, which would take effect January 1, 2017. The public comment period is open June 17 - July 17, 2016.

April 09, 2016
Enjoy National Park Week April 16-24
It is National Park Week and time to celebrate! 2016 marks multiple anniversaries for Mammoth Cave, and the celebration starts this week.

February 25, 2016
WKU-PBS releases Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home
Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home, a new 30-minute documentary by WKU-PBS, premieres Friday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m., with an encore on Sunday, March 13, at 8:00 p.m. Local showings are scheduled in Cave City and Brownsville.

February 05, 2016
Travelogues to travel blogs
How do you decide on a vacation destination? Which route to take, attractions to visit and where to spend the night?

February 01, 2016
Take a walk through Mammoth Cave’s rich Black History
During the 1800s, enslaved African Americans guided tourist excursions through the dark, silent passages of Mammoth Cave. Their role in society was that of slaves, but in their daily lives they were leaders. In recognition of Black History Month, on each Saturday in February park staff will convey the legacy of enslaved guides at Mammoth Cave through walks, talks, video clips, and student art exhibited in the visitor center. The Black History Month activities are free and open to the public; reservations are not needed.

July 13, 2015
NPS launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon
This week, the National Park Service (NPS) areas in Kentucky launch the Kentucky National Park Pentathlon, inviting those who visit all five NPS sites in the state to earn a special free commemorative patch. The Pentathlon is in recognition of the NPS 2016 Centennial.

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P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-0007


(270) 758-2180
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