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Due to Covid19, there are some changes this summer for visiting the park and for touring the cave. We want to protect all who visit and all the park staff this summer.
Park facilities will open as of June 1st. Due to Covid19 restrictions there will be one cave tour available, the "Extended Historic Tour". Here is a video regarding changes at the park this summer. Please click on the link for details on our cave tour and additional park information.
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This is a global pandemic. Face masks should not be optional, as we know they are a viable protective option. It’s not even a true inconvenience, it is the least we can do to insure each other’s safety—this is irresponsible and intentionally ignorant leadership that will lead to increased viral transmission.

Thank you for at least managing to offer one cave tour. I'm glad I got to see Frozen Niagra with my son back in September before everything changed. It's starting to feel like I'll never get more chances to see or do anything with him that isn't online.

Do NPS annual passes work here?

The cave tour reservations don’t seem to be open yet. Maybe soon?

Hi, we were planning on the Frozen Niagara tour pre Covid shutdown. Is the tour being offered suitable for children?

Thank you! Great video- stay safe out there.

Mammoth Cave National Park, I understand that your campground will open on the 11th. When I try to reserve a camping spot it's showing that all sites are first come first serve. Does this mean I won't be able to reserve a site? My family are planning on staying for a full week for the dates of June 13th-20th. Would like to know that we will have something available for us before making the 5 hour trip.

Great job friends!

Are there any restrictions on backcountry permits for camping along the Green?

Bummer that we’ll miss the tours we really wanted to do.

Looking forward to seeing you in August

Will the Green River Ferry be running this summer?

Is the Green River Ferry still scheduled to open late spring or will that be pushed back as well?

Very good information.

Is there a self guided tour too or just that one?

Dustin new update

Hope Chinchak

Caves will be open when we go Sophia Lilly !!

Rhys Joaquin good video

Matt McHale

Samantha McClure

Rob Higdon

Cheyenne Heath

Pam Bores. Is the Smith reunion still a go for here?

Alysa Carin Mathisen

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Crawling around under the bed? Mistaking birds for bats? Talking to stuffed animals? The Park Rangers at Mammoth Cave National Park sure miss the cave! We're excited to have you back here with us again soon, but in the meantime, here's our attempt at adapting to the surface..

A version of this video with a descriptive audio track is available. To access this version, please follow the link in the description of the video shared below, or visit the Mammoth Cave National Park YouTube channel and select the video, "Cavers Adapting to the Surface with Descriptive Audio". Both videos have closed captions available.

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That was awesome! 🦇 Honestly, it’s 100% valid. Doing bat counts underground all winter and now back doing bat counts late at night at backcountry cave entrances, it feels unnatural to be out in the daylight. I miss the sight and sounds of visitors!

I am so looking forward to be able to visit the cave June 10th when I'll be in Bowling Green a couple of days earlier! I'll keep looking at the NPS website for updates!

The only thing bad about this video is that we didn’t think of it first! Mammoth Cave for the win!!!!! Don’t drink anything while watching this video it will come back out your nose!!!!!!!!😂😝😍😂😝 Ashley Vedvig Tate Phillip

What is the hold up of the cave being opened?

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I know you may think I look abandoned or lost but my mother knows exactly where I am! I am sleeping so mom can eat to feed me later. She is not too far away and if I need her all I must do is call and she will come running! I do ask that you keep your distance and please don't pet or feed me. I do not care if you take pictures but remember to keep your distance. The thumb rule is best, if you can’t cover wildlife with your thumb while observing, you're too close!

Sincerely, your friend the fawn

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Today we remember and honor our heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice and last full measure of devotion to ensure and protect our freedom. Thank you. 🇺🇸 


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If you choose to celebrate the holiday weekend in a National Park or other public place, please recreate responsibly! Check out the tips in our story and enjoy your National Parks safely!

Stay up to date with CDC recommendations and before you travel look up information on current park conditions and operations.

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What do Mammoth Cave National Park, Big Bend National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Olympic National Park all have in common?

They’re all International Biosphere Reserves!

What is an International Biosphere Reserve? International Biosphere Reserves are sites that are not only incredibly biodiverse, but also seek to find balance between people and nature and serve as learning places for sustainable development.

Mammoth Cave was designated as a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1990 and shares this designation with nearly 700 other sites all around the world – including many other National Park sites!

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This year for Kids to Parks Day, we’re flipping things around and instead bringing the parks to you! There are many ways to celebrate and learn about national parks from home! Check out this website for backyard scavenger hunts, games and activities, and even a dance challenge with Buddy the Bison!

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