Permits & Reservations

Advance reservations are highly recommended for cave tours and camping. Before making a reservation, learn about cave tour descriptions and camping. Planning and preparation will ensure a more enjoyable visit to Mammoth Cave National Park.

The National Park Service also requires special permits for activities or special events that are not normally associated with visiting a national park. For more information about activities requiring permits and how to apply see the options below. If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact us.

A trail inside the cave

Tour and Camping Reservations

Plan your next Mammoth Cave experience

A yellow flower

Special Use Permits

Permits for weddings, special events, and First Amendment activities

A staircase leading down into a cave opening

Commercial Filming & Photography

Information on how to obtain permission to film inside the park

Last updated: October 23, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(270) 758-2180

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