Mammoth Cave National Park has three frontcountry campgrounds that offer common camping amenities and close proximity to the park’s visitor center area and cave tours. Goods & Services, such as laundry machines, shower facilities, and camping supplies are also available in the park.

The park also has 13 designated backcountry campsites or riverside camping options that offer opportunities to find solitude in the park’s rugged hills and majestic woodlands. Reaching these remote sites requires hiking, riding a horse, or paddling on the river for several miles.

All camping in the park requires a permit. Most sites are available by reservation which are highly recommended, especially around holidays and weekends. You may now make reservations directly from our website to the reservation system.

Make sure to check out our Camping Regulations before you visit.

Season runs from March 1st to November 30th for Mammoth Cave and Maple Springs.
Houchin Ferry is the only campground that is open year-round. Backcountry is year-round with exceptions.

Provide an excellent example to all visitors by following the Seven Leave No Trace Principles.

Campground 2024 Dates Nightly Fee Senior/Access wheelchair logo
Sites wheelchair logo showers logo flush toilet logo pit toilet logo RV hookup logo dump station logo generator logo max RV length symbol
Mammoth 3/1 – 11/30 $25 $12.50 111 2 36
Houchin Ferry Year Round $20 $10.00 12 No RV or Trailers
Maple Springs 3/1 - 11/30 $50 No Discounts
for Group Sites
7 7 - No Sewer 40
wheelchair logo Accessible sites flush toilet logo Flush toilets RV hookup logo Full hookups generator logo Generators allowed
8am to 8pm
max RV length symbol RV max length (ft.)
showers logo Pay Showers/Laundry
pit toilet logo Vault toilets
dump station logo Dump station


FIREWOOD QUARANTINE: Firewood from a number of states is quarantined due to an insect infestation by one or more insect pests (e.g. the Emerald Ash Borer) that is devastating certain tree species. To prevent infestation of trees in the park, transport of firewood into the park is prohibited. You may pick up any dead or downed wood inside the park or purchase wood from the Caver's Camp Store located near the park Visitor Center. Store hours vary with season; check bulletin board at kiosk for current hours. Please help protect our forests from these destructive pests and do not bring firewood into the Park.


By Phone: (877) 444-6777
TDD (hearing impaired): (877) 833-6777
Call Center Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Central Time

Last updated: June 15, 2024

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


270 758-2180

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