Mammoth Cave National Park

About Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin Rivers, and a section of hilly country typical of south central Kentucky. This is the longest recorded cave system in the world, with more than 390 miles explored and mapped. Mammoth Cave National Park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1981, and as the core area of as International Biosphere Reserve in 1990.

348 known miles of cave passages making it the longest in the world. National Park since 1941. UNESCO World Heritage Site and Internet Bio Reserve

  • Dennison Ferry 4 primitive, fishing
  • Headquarters 111 primitive sites, boat launch, fishing
  • Houchins Ferry 12 primitive, boat launch, fishing
  • Maple Springs Group/Horse Camp reservations, 4 primitive sites, horse trails; camping lodging, kennel, restaurant, grocery, tennis, cave tours, nature trails, hike, bike canoe, river cruise

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