About Mammoth Cave Campground
Mammoth Cave Campground puts campers in a prime spot to explore the depths and overland treasures of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is an underground passageway containing more than 390 miles of naturally sculpted limestone and sandstone. It is the longest recorded cave system in the world. The grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways were the inspiration behind the parks name. The camp area doubles as an entry point to 14 miles of hiking trails. Its also a five-minute walk to the visitor center, where cave tours begin. Natural Features: The campground is tucked inside Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts scenic valleys along the Green River. The river is within walking distance of the camp, and the hilly Kentucky countryside expands beyond the valley. Deer and turkeys commonly stroll around the campground, so visitors are likely to see them grazing in the early morning and at dusk. Recreation: A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. Tours last anywhere from one to six hours and range from well-lit walkways to rugged, pitch-dark paths that require a paraffin lamp. Facilities: The 105 primitive campsites are set around a paved parking area surrounded by aromatic trees. Water and vault toilets are located on the insides of three loops, and the park visitor center is a 5-minute walk away. Nearby Attractions: Mammoth Cave National Park spans 52,835 acres and was established in 1941. By 1981, it was deemed a World Heritage Site to protect the unique, mammoth-sized caves. ACTIVITIES Visitor Center: Ranger Station
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Mammoth Cave Campground is located in Kentucky
From I-65 North, take Exit 48 (Park City) and turn left. From I-65 South, take Exit 53 (Cave City) and turn right. Follow signs to visitor center area. Campground is located on the left, next to the camp store.
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