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Mammoth Picnic Shelters

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Mammoth is a large picnic shelter equipped with grills and plenty of seating, conveniently located near the starting point of Mammoth Caves park tours. Visitors can take a hike, join a cave tour, and still have time to fire up the grill for a picnic. The shelters are within Mammoth Cave National…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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4 Reviews of Mammoth Picnic Shelters

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Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2020

What time is it

The one major con of the Picnic Shelters st Mammoth Cave NP , Ky is they are day use only! Which if your only there for the day is fine but if your staying at the campground, cabins or lodge with a group once the sun goes down you are limited as to where you can get together. We had an event there…

  • Our group between two of the cabins
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 20, 2018

Above the cave

When you visit Mammoth Cave National Park aside from the obvious attraction there are several other things to do. In addition there are programs put on by the staff which are advertised on their site.

 You can plan a large group gathering at a nominal price. From the lodge ($$$), to the cabins…

  • The loop above one trailhead
  • Trailhead, left to cave , right down to river
  • Upper pavilion
Month of VisitJune
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

Love Mammoth!

Almost anything you want to do above and below ground is in this area. Caving, hiking, camping,biking, horse back, canoe, zip line, four wheel, shooting and wine tasting to name a few (and golf....) bring your toys, make a reservation and enjoy :)

  • Yogi Bear camp, right up the road
  • One of the trails on the road to the picnic area( or you can picnic right here)
  • The train that is displayed near the beginning point of the Heritage Trail where it used to run

Location

Mammoth Picnic Shelters is located in Kentucky

Directions

From the North: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 53 (Cave City Exit). Turn right From the South: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 48 (Park City Exit). Turn left Follow signs to the visitors center picnic area located on the right of the parking lot.

Coordinates

37.18333356 N
86.15000082 W

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About This Campground

Mammoth is a large picnic shelter equipped with grills and plenty of seating, conveniently located near the starting point of Mammoth Caves park tours. Visitors can take a hike, join a cave tour, and still have time to fire up the grill for a picnic. The shelters are within Mammoth Cave National Park, which is best known for its caves that extend for 390 miles. Their formation began millions of years ago when mildly acidic groundwater dissolved on beds of limestone, creating subterranean passages. Native inhabitants of the cave include bats, spiders, and blindfish. Natural Features: The picnic shelters are surrounded by oak, elm, and maple trees in the Green River Valley. The park sits above the labyrinth of underground caves and extends out over rolling hill country. Recreation: Picnicking, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring the caves are of primary interest to visitors. The site has trailheads to the Green River Bluffs Trail and the Dixon Cave Trail. Both hiking trails are about a mile long. Facilities: The picnic shelters are across the road from the visitor center parking lot. Both shelters fit 60 people. Choose from the enclosed shelter or the open shelter, and enjoy the grassy surrounding area as well. Nearby Attractions: The Green River is where anglers can fish for perch, bass and bluegills, and where kayakers can paddle past lush, tree-lined banks. Any part of Mammoth Cave National Parks 52,800 acres is worth exploring through trails or scenic drives.

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