Mammoth Cave National Park Announces Fire Restriction


Release Date:   September 18, 2019

Contact:  Molly Schroer,, 270-758-2192                      

Mammoth Cave National Park Announces Fire Restriction

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., September 18, 2019 – Due to elevated forest fire danger, Mammoth Cave National Park has placed a burn restriction on all open fires effective immediately. The restriction applies to the use of campfires in the park’s three front country campgrounds and all back-country campsites and picnic areas. 

The fire restriction will be in place until the fire danger becomes less severe and fire weather conditions improve. The restriction is dependent on extended weather conditions, and will be evaluated daily. The restriction placed by the park corresponds with a recent Executive Order issued by Edmonson County, KY that has declared a ban on all open burning within Edmonson County.

Visitors violating the fire ban within the park may be subject to citation under the authority of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 1.5(f). Visitors also are reminded to extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, and pipes and dispose of them in appropriate containers.