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Ferries have long been an important means of transportation in what is now Mammoth Cave National Park. This vintage photograph shows a vehicle going across Green River via ferry over 80 years ago.

In an effort to preserve this iconic transportation tradition for continued service in the 21st century, upgrades to the Green River Ferry will begin on July 22, 2019. The project will be completed by November 15, 2019.

Photo description: A truck is hauled across Green River on a ferry in 1938 while several men work to steer the vessel.
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Ferries have long been an important means of transportation in what is now Mammoth Cave National Park. This vintage photograph shows a vehicle going across Green River via ferry over 80 years ago. 

In an effort to preserve this iconic transportation tradition for continued service in the 21st century, upgrades to the Green River Ferry will begin on July 22, 2019. The project will be completed by November 15, 2019. 

Photo description: A truck is hauled across Green River on a ferry in 1938 while several men work to steer the vessel.

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Sarah Hendess

Hows that Houchin Ferry holding up?......

You leaking sewer pipes could be fixed by using duel containment pipe and man holes in the spots where they are located threw the park so if one pipe leaks the other one catches it

Derrick Compton: IMPORTANT UPDATE

Have they started moving in to start the project? A confirmed start date this time??

Looks like they didn't let high water shut them down in 1938.

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“There is nothing so American as our national parks...” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

National parks are home to many of the nation’s most beloved monuments, historic sites, hallowed grounds, and iconic landscapes. Celebrate Independence Day and this weekend by finding a park, joining an event, reflecting on history, or enjoying the great outdoors!

Learn more at www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/july4th.htm
#findyourpark #tellingamericanstories #july4
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“There is nothing so American as our national parks...” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

National parks are home to many of the nation’s most beloved monuments, historic sites, hallowed grounds, and iconic landscapes. Celebrate Independence Day and this weekend by finding a park, joining an event, reflecting on history, or enjoying the great outdoors! 

Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/july4th.htm
#findyourpark #tellingamericanstories #july4

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Heat indices will be very high throughout the 4th of July week at Mammoth Cave National Park. We would like to encourage all visitors to take precautions to ensure their personal safety. When hiking surface trails make sure to drink plenty of water, carry a trail map, and let someone know your route. See the attached diagram illustrating the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Enjoy your parks and keep it safe!
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Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
 
Heat indices will be very high throughout the 4th of July week at Mammoth Cave National Park. We would like to encourage all visitors to take precautions to ensure their personal safety. When hiking surface trails make sure to drink plenty of water, carry a trail map, and let someone know your route. See the attached diagram illustrating the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Enjoy your parks and keep it safe!
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Ferries have long been an important means of transportation in what is now Mammoth Cave National Park. This vintage photograph shows a vehicle going across Green River via ferry over 80 years ago. 

In an effort to preserve this iconic transportation tradition for continued service in the 21st century, upgrades to the Green River Ferry will begin on July 22, 2019. The project will be completed by November 15, 2019. 

Photo description: A truck is hauled across Green River on a ferry in 1938 while several men work to steer the vessel.
“There is nothing so American as our national parks...” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

National parks are home to many of the nation’s most beloved monuments, historic sites, hallowed grounds, and iconic landscapes. Celebrate Independence Day and this weekend by finding a park, joining an event, reflecting on history, or enjoying the great outdoors! 

Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/july4th.htm
#findyourpark #tellingamericanstories #july4
Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
 
Heat indices will be very high throughout the 4th of July week at Mammoth Cave National Park. We would like to encourage all visitors to take precautions to ensure their personal safety. When hiking surface trails make sure to drink plenty of water, carry a trail map, and let someone know your route. See the attached diagram illustrating the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Enjoy your parks and keep it safe!
The Wild Cave tour group sang an echoing "Happy Birthday" to Mammoth Cave today from Cathedral Domes. Hope folks on the surface enjoyed the festivities, too. (NPS photo/ A. Decker)

More information about reservations for our crawling tours can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/gocavetours.htm
Mammoth Cave National Park’s
78th Birthday Party

Who: All are welcome
What: Mammoth Cave National Park’s 78th Birthday
When:  Monday July 01, 2019, 10 AM - 3 PM CDT
Where:  The Mammoth Cave Visitor Center

FREE Activities Include:
1941-era trivia
Candle blowing competition
Pin the bat on the cave
Signing a birthday card
Time capsule (to be buried in the cave and opened on the 100th birthday)
Today is a beautiful day to enjoy our trails. You never know who or what you may see along the way.
New World Record Reached!

The South West Kentucky Mountain Bike Association Volunteers performed trail maintenance along the Big Hollow Trail On National Trails Day®.  The hard work completed at the Big Hollow Trail Love and Camp out event at Mammoth Cave National Park helped set a new World Record with the American Hiking Society.

Thank you for all the love you show to Mammoth Cave National Park!!!

For more information on volunteering at Mammoth Cave National Park, email MACA_VIP@nps.gov
Today's tour highlight is the Domes and Dripstones Tour. This two hour tour begins by descending down 280 stairs into a dramatic series of vertical shafts. Then walking a 3/4 mile trail up and down hills and stairs through large trunk passages and a short journey through some dripstone formations. 

Tickets are required to enter Mammoth Cave. Reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended. Cave tours frequently sell out. 
For reservations follow this link: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234640

For more information on all of our tours this summer go to this link. https://www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/summer-schedule.htm

NPS / Photo by J.Wheet
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