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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November 17, 2017
End of season for some services
The end of November marks the end of the season for certain services at Mammoth Cave National Park, including the picnic area and campgrounds.

November 15, 2017
Cave Sing, Santa and Friends on December 3
The 38th annual Cave Sing, is scheduled for Sunday, December 3, 2017. Participants will depart from the visitor center at 2:00 p.m. for this free event. The annual meeting of the Friends of Mammoth Cave will follow at the Lodge at Mammoth Cave.

September 20, 2017
Mammoth Cave NP seeks public comment on proposed fee increases
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that the Park is seeking public comment on a proposed increase in user fees, which would take effect in 2018. Public comment will be accepted from September 20 through October 13, 2017.

September 15, 2017
West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Serve As A Good Reminder
“We want to remind our visitors to stay safe from natural hazards as they enjoy outdoor adventures in the park," said Barclay Trimble, Superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park. "West Nile virus can affect humans, but it is a preventable disease. Spray or cover -- use a repellent or wear clothing to cover your skin."

August 30, 2017
Harvey Prompts Closures At Mammoth Cave National Park
Expected heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey prompts river area closures Remnants of Hurricane Harvey are expected to drop 4-6 in. of rain in the park Thursday to Saturday. Until further notice, the park has closed Green River to navigation, closed Dennison Ferry Day-Use Area, and suspended floodplain camping.

August 23, 2017
Mammoth Cave to Offer Free Discovery Tour on Founders Day
Mammoth Cave National Park will offer free Mammoth Cave Discovery cave tours from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, August 25. The fee-free tours are in honor of Founders Day, the founding day of the National Park Service.

August 18, 2017
Free Mammoth Passage tours on NPS Founders Day
Mammoth Cave National Park will offer free Mammoth Passage cave tours on Friday, August 25, in recognition of Founders Day, the founding day of the National Park Service. The free Mammoth Passage tours will depart from the visitor center at the following times: 9:00 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 2:30, and 3:30. Participants need to pick up a free ticket in the visitor center before going on the tour; tickets are available on first-come, first served basis.

August 10, 2017
Great War monuments rededicated in Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave National Park will host a rededication of two Great War Monuments 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Local veterans’ organizations are assisting with the ceremony.

July 24, 2017
Accessible trail to be constructed to Echo River Spring
To make way for construction of an accessible trail to Echo River Spring, Mammoth Cave National Park staff will close the existing trail and Green River crossing parking lot beginning July 31, 2017.

July 19, 2017
Going batty at Mammoth Cave
Sunday, July 23, Dr. Tim Carter of Ball State University will present two public programs on bats – 4 p.m. Be a Bat Scientist for Junior Rangers; 7:30 p.m. evening program.

July 06, 2017
National Park Service announces leadership changes at Mammoth Cave National Park
Today, National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced the selection of Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead as deputy regional director, based in Atlanta. With this selection, Austin has also tapped Southeast Regional Chief of Staff Barclay Trimble as Mammoth Cave’s next superintendent. Both appointments are effective July 23.

May 22, 2017
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Law enforcement rangers at Mammoth Cave National Park will set up sobriety checkpoints in the park this summer. Their message is clear: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Last updated: August 31, 2017

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