Musseling in Mammoth Cave National Park

Mussel shells
Mussel shells on Green River

In your travels along the Green and Nolin Rivers in Mammoth Cave National Park, you may encounter different species of native freshwater mussels, or their shells. Taking of freshwater mussels or mussel shells is strictly prohibited in Mammoth Cave National Park. Green River in the park is home to a number of federally endangered mussel species, and taking of mussels in the park is strenuously prosecuted. Do not disturb mussels for any purpose.

Last updated: May 23, 2018

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