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Best Tent Sites Near Cave City, KY (9)

    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

    The park offers thirteen designated backcountry campsites that are accessible only by hiking or horseback.

    Backcounty sites are primitive, with only a fire ring and horse hitching posts available.

    All sites except McCoy Hollow have a nearby water source, but campers should boil and treat water before drinking, or plan to carry in drinking water.

    Campsites are limited to one party up to eight people in size. Pickup a Backcountry map at the Mammoth Cave Campground information kiosk, or the Visitor Information desk. Permit Required - $10 per trip. Reservations through Recreation.gov.

    Overnight camping is permitted along floodplains and on islands along the Green and Nolin Rivers. Camping in these areas is only accessible by boat.

    When camping on floodplains, campers must camp at least ½ mile away from Green River Ferry, Houchin Ferry and Dennison Ferry Day Use Area.

    Know where you are. Riverside camping on private lands outside the park may not be permitted.

    Sudden rainstorms can cause rapid flooding along riverways and river levels and currents fluctuate dramatically, particularly during winter months. Always check the river level and weather forecast before launching or camping along the rivers. Pickup a Backcountry map at the Mammoth Cave Campground information kiosk, or the Visitor Information desk. Permit Required - $10 per trip. Permits available online, up to a week in advance. Permits are subject to cancelation due to river levels. River levels must remain below 20 feet.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
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    • Equestrian
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    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain top retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain top retreat

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    Mountain top retreat

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    Cave City, Kentucky
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
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    • Market

    $150 / night

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      River Floodplain Campsites

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      Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

      Camping on the river floodpain by Backcountry Use Permit.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Halcombs Landing
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        Donaldson Park

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        Dale Hollow Lake, Kentucky

        Overview

        Donaldson Park is located within the city limits of Celina, Tennessee, next to the Obey River Tailwater. A variety of recreational activities abound, including boating, fishing and picnicking.

        Natural Features:

        The park is made up of broad, grassy areas surrounded by large shade trees. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles and the occasional beaver.

        Recreation:

        Fishing is a very popular activity on the Obey River, which is stocked with nearly 60,000 rainbow trout annually. Brown and brook trout are stocked as well.

        The park offers many amenities for visitors. A boat ramp, playground, fitness trail, marble yard and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts are all found on-site.

        Facilities:

        Two accessible picnic shelters with electric hookups are available for reservation at Donaldson Park. Flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

        Nearby Attractions:

        The National Rolley Hole Marble Championship and Festival is held in nearby Standing Stone State Park. This traditional marbles contest draws some of the countrys best to a tournament where players match wit and skills with special flint spheres on a smooth dirt surface. The festival includes games for kids, marble making, tournament play, demonstrations, music and food.

        • Electric Hookups
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
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