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Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., August 5, 2013 – Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that the sale of beer and wine at the Caver's Campstore within Mammoth Cave National Park will end at close of business on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Sale of wine and beer by the glass will continue at Mammoth Cave Hotel.
"We have noticed a dramatic increase in alcohol-related law enforcement incidents," said Craighead. "This was a nice service for our visitors, but with our reduced staff, because of the federal budget sequester, we must manage our time carefully. If an activity disrupts park visitors and causes more work, it must go."
Sale of packaged beer and wine began March 9, 2012. Law enforcements records at Mammoth Cave NP indicate that alcohol-related incidents totaled 12 in 2011, 47 in 2012, and 40 as of June 25 in 2013.