Mammoth Cave National Park will celebrate the 78th anniversary of becoming a National Park from 10 am to 3 pm on July 1 with special a Birthday Party event. Park visitors can join in free activities taking place at the park’s visitor center such as ‘Pin the Bat on the Cave,’ 1941 era trivia, and the completion of a time capsule which will be opened in 22 years at the park’s 100th birthday celebration.Read More
Mammoth Cave National Park invites public comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the park’s proposed Cave and Karst Management Plan from Monday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 30. Comment online or attend one of the public meetings to review details of the draft EA, meet with park staff, and provide comments.Read More
Mammoth Cave National Park’s planned closure of the Green River Ferry Crossing has been delayed until Monday, July 8. The three week delay will not change the end date, though, which remains Friday, November 15.Read More
Mammoth Cave National Park will celebrate the third annual National Caves and KarstDay by offering free surface programs.Read More
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 533,000 visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2018 spent an estimated $45.1 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 599 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $61.6 million.Read More
Mammoth Cave National Park law enforcement officers will conduct periodic sobriety and safety checkpoints on park roadways for the remainder of 2019 and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.Read More
Green River Ferry Closes to Trailers on May 16 and to All Vehicles for Mussel Relocation Project on May 20-22
Temporary closure due to low water levels and to complete a freshwater mussel relocation project.
The Green River in Mammoth Cave National Park contains some of the most diverse populations of freshwater mussels in North America and the world. Over 50 species of freshwater mussels are found within the park with ten species included on the federally endangered list.Read More
The Green River Ferry and portions of Green River Ferry Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from approximately Monday, June 17 to Friday, November 15. The area will remain open to paddlers and hikers, parking and public access will be limited. A temporary canoe and kayak ramp is being installed. In addition to the vehicle ramp extension, the park will launch an updated ferry boat. Full details in the Press Release.
Mammoth Cave National Park welcomed thirty seven new citizens of the United States, from 20 different countries, during a naturalization ceremony held within Mammoth Cave. “Everyone here today chose to come to Mammoth Cave National Park for this very special moment in their lives. The park is now a part of their story and they are a part of ours.” — Park Superintendent Barclay Trimble. The naturalization ceremony has become an annual event for the park and is traditionally held in one of the historic passages inside the cave.Read More
Mammoth Cave National Park will hold a public meeting at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave's Rotunda Room on Tuesday, May 14 to provide information on upcoming projects to improve the park’s concessions facilities.Read More
The Green River Ferry closed today, Sunday, April 21, at approximately 5:45 pm due to issues with the ferry boat’s hydraulic fan motor. Ferry service will resume operations once the needed repairs are complete. To check status, call the Ferry Hotline at 270-758-2166.Read More
"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Friends of Mammoth Cave as its executive director,” said DuBose. “Mammoth Cave National Park is both a local and national treasure..”Read More
“On behalf of Friends, I was honored to accept this certificate from MCNP Superintendent Barclay Tremble. During the shutdown, volunteers helped nearly 600 visitors who stopped by the visitors' center.”Read More