Riverside Camping in Mammoth Cave National Park
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In Mammoth Cave National Park, you can camp on a river island, rough it on the floodplain, or find a spot with a river view at Houchin Ferry Camgound.
Camping along the floodplain is by permit only. With a free Backcountry Use Permit, you can camp on riverbanks and islands along the Green and Nolin Rivers. Be sure to camp at least ½ mile away from Green River Ferry, Houchin Ferry and Dennison Ferry Day-Use Area. Pick up your Backcountry Use Permit and a copy of the rules and regulations at the Visitor Center. Remember that if putting in upstream at Munfordville, riverside camping may not be permitted on private lands outside the park. Your Backcountry Use Permit is only valid within Mammoth Cave National Park. For a backcountry map click the following link: Backcountry Map & Guide.
BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING RULES AND REGULATIONS
It is the responsibility of all trip participants to know and obey all park regulations. You are responsible for compliance. Violators are subject to fines.
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Last updated: August 21, 2018