Basic Information

Entry to Mammoth Cave National Park and its surface features is free of charge. There is, however, a charge to tour the cave, stay in campgrounds, or reserve picnic shelters.

Visitor Center Ticket Counter is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Learn more about Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees:

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Fees & Passes

Entrance to the park is free, learn about fees for tours, camping, and more.

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Permits & Reservations

Reserve a campground, cave tour, or apply for a special use permit.

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Laws & Policies

You are responsible to know the rules and regulations of the national park prior to your visit.

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Current Conditions

Plan ahead for your trip to the park.

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Upcoming forecasts and what to expect of the weather to help plan ahead for your camping, kayaking, and hiking adventures.

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Pets in the Park

Tips for a great visit with your pet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Find Goods & Services

More information on food, shopping, and other amenities.

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Report A Lost Item

Fill out an online form to report your lost item.

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Park News

See the latest news releases from park.

Last updated: June 23, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(270) 758-2180

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