Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
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 400 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 park's name. The campground doubles as an entry point to 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. It's also a five minute walk to the visitor center, where cave tours begin.


A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. There are also miles of bike trails and hiking trails within the park.


The 109 primitive campsites are set around a paved parking area surrounded by aromatic trees. Water and restrooms are located on the insides of the loops, and the park Visitor Center is a five minute walk away. Coin operated showers are available adjacent to the campground at the Caver's Camp Store. Inquire at the Camp Store for current shower fees.

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.

Nearby Attractions

Nearly 30 miles of the Green and Nolin rivers offer canoeing and boating through the park. Commercial outfitters outside the park rent canoes, kayaks and safety equipment. Most trails north of the Green River are open for horseback riding. Commercial liveries outside the park rent horses and some may provide organized excursions.

Charges & Cancellations

For rules and reservation policies please follow the link below:

ADA Access: N

$20.00 - $50.00
National Park Service
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Mammoth Cave Campground is located in Kentucky
37.1903 N
-86.0914 W
Get Directions
Note: Do not rely exclusively on your mobile GPS, Google Maps or similar automated navigation systems to get to the Mammoth Cave Campground. Routes can be misleading and incorrect. Directions from the North: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 53 (Cave City Exit). Turn right onto KY-70. Follow 70/255 as it becomes the Mammoth Cave Parkway in the park. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway towards the Visitor Center. Turn left into the campground by the Cavers Camp Store. Directions from the South: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 48 (Park City Exit). Turn left onto KY-255 and follow 255 as it becomes the Park City Road into the park. Follow Park City Road until it joins the Mammoth Cave Parkway; turn left. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway towards the Visitor Center. Turn left into the campground by the Cavers Camp Store.
32 Reviews of Mammoth Cave Campground
Good hammock camping

Plenty of trees for hammock camping. No swimming options close by. Close to attractions. Clean campground over all.

Quaint campground in good location

Nice, clean campground with nice restrooms and general store. The location allows you to see the caves or go on trails near by.

Great for Tent Camping

Can't speak for RV camping, but this is a great campground for tent campers. Sites aren't to close together, they've got all the basic amenities, and the park has tons to keep you busy. It does look like the prices have been going up….we camped here years ago & the cave tours ranged from $8-$15, which seems to be about half of what they run these days. A little sad to see that, but the caves are of course completely worth it.

Great Family Campground

This is a great family campground. there is no electricity or water at the sites, but they are spacious and close to other activities at Mammoth cave and the surrounding park.

The Green River Ferry, kayaking on the green river, hiking biking and caving are a few of the many fun activities at the park and ziplining and horseback riding are not far away. The bathhouses and General Store are nice. You do have to pay at the store to use the showers.

Great Midweek Experience - Loop C

We stayed one night and arrived late without reservations. We found a spot in the C Loop where there were many other tent campers and several unoccupied sites. The wildlife we saw and heard was enjoyable. The boys also did their running on trails in the area. Close to the Visitor's Center for cave tours and a really nice setting for camping.

Clean, Convenient & Fun

Great place to camp. the area was clean. Visitor Center was conveniently located for a nice walk to visit for information, pics & souvenirs. We had a great time & took advantage of our time there. We walked, hiked, biked, camped, cooked, zip-lined, and of course, went thru the cave!!

Great campground

Beautiful spot very close to the visitor center and cave tours. Access to the old railroad trail in right in the campground.

Very nice and clean!

Loved the scenery here, and all facilities were clean! Lots to do! Hiking trails were well-maintained! Kids loved seeing all the extras!

Caving In Style!

We were very impressed when we stopped on our road trip to visit Mammoth Caves National Park! They even had a nice area for our dog to stay while we were caving!

campground was full

we stayed here the night of the solar eclipse 2017, all lots were full even though not everyone had a reservation tag :( so we paid but then couldn't find a spot because of free loaders. so, i did what any mom would do that had a tired kid he needed to get out of the car and go to sleep- i set up camp at the picnic area. for the record this is NOT allowed but we literally had nowhere else to go and had already paid, and by that time it was around 10:30pm and we had been driving for 5 hours. even though we were in a technically restricted area, soon other campers came to join us and we had a pleasant stay. we were not bothered or asked to move so that's a plus, and we got a full refund the next day when i told them what happened.