Backcountry Use Permits

A free backcountry use permit is required for all camping at backcountry campsites and along the river floodplain. Go in person to the backcountry permit office, located in the Visitor Center ticket sales area, to obtain your permit and a free trail map showing backcountry campsites - be aware that backcountry permits are not issued during the last fifteen minutes before the Visitor Center closes each day. Check here for Visitor Center hours.

Map of the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center showing the location of the Backcountry Permit Window at the far left of the Ticket Sales windows.

Map of the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center showing the location of the Backcountry Permit Window at the far left of the Ticket Sales windows.

Last updated: May 23, 2018

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Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(270) 758-2180

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