Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave Park is in the heart of the bluegrass state near Brownsville, Kentucky. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It stretches over 82 square miles and sees about half a million vistors per year. It famously know for having the longest cave network on the planet. The second largest cave system is in Mexico and is underwater. Mammoth Caves are largely made up of sandstone and limestone. A portions of the Green River and Nolin River flow into the park. Tours through the caves are the most popular activity in the park but visitors also hiking and camping. Ranger led activities are season so call ahead for scheduling.

Mammoth Cave National Park Info


Mammoth Cave National Park

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End of season for some services

The end of November marks the end of the season for certain services at Mammoth Cave National Park, including the picnic area and campgrounds.

Winter forecast closes Park Friday January 12

Mammoth Cave, Ky., January 11, 2018 -- Mammoth Cave National Park will be closed Friday, January 12, because the ice and snow forecast. If weather permits, Green River Ferry, Mammoth Cave Parkway and Brownsville Road will remain open until 7:30 a.m. Friday to accommodate commuters. Thursday evening, staff will close Houchin Ferry Road-South, Flint Ridge Road, and Dennison Ferry Road. On Friday, all park operations will be closed, including cave tours, the visitor center, the Lodge at Mammoth Cave, roads and all park offices.

MLK Day brings free Mammoth Passage, Historic tours

Mammoth Cave National Park will offer two free Mammoth Passage cave tours and one free Historic cave tour on Monday, January 15, 2018, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Space is limited to 120 tickets for the 10:30 Historic tour, and 70 ticket for each of the 9:30 and 12:30 Mammoth Passage tours. Participants must pick up a free ticket in the visitor center on January 15 before going on these tours. The visitor center opens at 8:30 a.m. Both tours depart from the Mammoth Cave Lodge Rotunda Room and require a walk down and up the steep hill below the visitor center.

Mammoth Cave National Park Photos

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Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

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Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

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Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

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Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

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Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

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Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Above Ground Forest of Mammoth Cave National Park

Light in the Woods

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Light in the Woods

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Danceing on water.

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Danceing on water.

Canada Goose on Sloan's Pond at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Have a nice Wednesday thanks for your visit!

A Portrait Orientation to Historic Entrance and Rain-Fed Waters (Mammoth Cave National Park)

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A Portrait Orientation to Historic Entrance and Rain-Fed Waters (Mammoth Cave National Park)

With other images captured at that famous cave entrance in Mammoth Cave National Park I orientated my camera with a more traditional straight on look. Here I rotated my Nikon SLR camera to capture the other part of the surrounding landscape above. The bottom of the image would have the stairs leading to the entrance with water descending across it. Above would be the forest of greens and yellows. That color contrast would then be another contrast of settings to complete the image.

All the Leaves Are Brown

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All the Leaves Are Brown

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Kentucky Road

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Kentucky Road

February Frog.

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February Frog.

We were surprised to see frogs out at Sloan's Pond this week, were having a False Spring with temperatures in the 60's but back to the 30's today.
Hoppy Frog Friday have a great weekend!

Sunset at Mammoth Cave National Park

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Sunset at Mammoth Cave National Park

Autumn Cemetery

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Autumn Cemetery

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Through the Trees

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Through the Trees

Mammoth Cave National Park

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