Mammoth Cave to Celebrate 78 Years as a National Park

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.

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Mammoth Cave’s Draft Environmental Assessment of the Cave and Karst Management Plan Will Open for Comments in July

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.

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Green River Ferry Closes to Trailers on May 16 and to All Vehicles for Mussel Relocation Project on May 20-22

 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.

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Mammoth Cave National Park Plans Closure of Green River Ferry Service and Roadway for Site Improvements

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.

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Mammoth Cave National Park Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

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. 

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