Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground)

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky



Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Phone: (270) 758-2424

Sites: 109
Recent Rate: $20 6/2015

Latitude: 37.183992481213
Longitude: -86.0978274183769

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Fizbin

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There were lots of deer around our campsite. The pull-through campsite was almost level and just a touch tight to maneuver. It was very close to the main office/entrance to the cave, good. General store, firewood they were selling was green, would not burn and we burn a lot in our woodburning stove so we know wood. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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fputnam

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $8.50
Overall Rating:      

Most of the sites are well spaced apart for RVs. Bear in mind though this is a popular campground for tenters. This means things get pretty rowdy on weekends. They try to keep the restrooms clean, but the one we were using would get pretty trashed during the day. There are two sites available with 30 amp service. During the week the campground is fairly peaceful, but unless you like noisy crowds stay away on weekends. There are about 10 sites overall that can motor homes up to 40 feet. There are no showers in the campground, but there are pay showers at the camp store. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Martins

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $8.50 per night using the Golden Pass. They have a nearby concessionaire that offered showers and laundry for a fee. They had a well stocked store. Some of the sites were tight due to trees. There were a few larger pull through sites for larger motor homes but not many. Our motorhome just fit and it is 35 feet. The cave tours were fantastic but some were costly. We again used our Golden Pass and were able to go on one of the less expensive tours at half price. They had wonderful paths and the deer stroll right by your site. We would stay here again. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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zooinacan

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely wooded setting and friendly staff. Water is available at a central spigot but for filling containers, not for using a hose. The park has a bike trail and many program options for exploring the caves. Generators were supposed to be used during daylight hours but a class B a few spaces away ran theirs during quiet hours anyway. Still a nice park for semi- primitive camping within walking distance to the cave and park store (where the showers were). We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Banjo103

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here while going to Mammoth Cave and really liked it. The sites were a little small and it took some time to get our motor home arranged. While camping here we had four deer that wandered through our site and didn't seem to care that we were there. Very quiet and certainly in the woods. We recommend this park for those that are going to Mammoth Cave. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Jake67

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

National park campgrounds are usually neat places and this was no exception. Several pull through sites in each of the loops. Lots of space between sites. Some sites some are not too level though so check first. Showers only take tokens (10 minutes per $1) which are available for purchase at the store and since we arrived after hours, had to wait until the next morning when the store opened to shower. Good shower though, lots of hot water. Be advised the shower stops without warning so suds up first - then rinse quickly to keep the soap out of your eyes. Price reflects Federal Golden Age Passport. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Ricky n

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds I've seen. If you like being in the woods. Sites are spread out and have plenty of woods/trees all around. Had a deer walk right through camp. Saw an albino squirrel. Had problems with some very rude neighbors the first night want sure who to call so I called the hotel which was next door and they helped me. The next day we had rangers and staff all day long riding through they took it very serious. Over all had a great weekend. The poor rating is because they have no water or electric hookups and the showers are a joke. You have to pay 2 dollars to shower for 10 minutes with no privacy in the men shower. Showers were generally run down and not very clean. We used battery on the trailer and stores on the way in and filled up the water tank. They did have a dump station with potable water at the entrance. I rated kind of high because I knew most of the facts before I went three big surprise was the bathrooms. Its one quarter of a mile from Mammoth Cave Visitor Center. The cave tours are excellent and lots of other stuff to do as well. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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atreis

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was among the nicest maintained campgrounds we've ever stayed at. The park service employees would come around a few minutes after people leave, clean out the fire pits and pick up the sites. They occasionally blew leaves off the parking pads and so forth. The bathrooms were also very excellent and very clean. A somewhat strange, but very much appreciated in the 100 degree-plus weather we had while there, extra service is the air-conditioning in the bathrooms. The sites vary quite a lot. Some are large with lots of privacy, others have very little privacy and some are small. Some are large but share a portion of the driveway with the neighboring site. None of the sites have any hookups, so plan accordingly. Showers are not provided by the park service. They're available for pay ($2 for a token that buys 10 minutes of shower time) from a private concessionaire. The showers were mechanically good, good water pressure and lots of hot water, but were not nearly as clean or nicely maintained as the park service facilities. Also, a typical use given is to go buy a token then go shower. The changing area is one large changing area for all showers, so clothes and such are left in the open. I had my wallet stolen while there. Be careful to buy tokens in advance and not take any wallet or money with you to the shower. Personally, I would have preferred the park service provide showers as part of the park and not have to pay for them separately. I wouldn't mind paying more for the camp site in order to have showers provided. In addition to the namesake caves, this National Park also includes excellent above-ground hiking and horseback riding. We stayed there for nearly two weeks and had a great time. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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VACHZHD

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

An older National Park Campground, well laid-out, well maintained, but no hook-ups. Showers and laundry available at the camp store operated by a contract concessionaire. We experienced lots of hornets and wasps that were annoying. They didn't sting, but were constantly into any food or beverage left uncovered for 2 or 3 minutes. Cave tours were great, advance purchase would be advisable during the busy season. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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NancyB

Review Count: 144
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate paid was $8.50 reflecting 50% discount for Golden Age Passport. Regular rate is $17. Densely shaded. Many pull-through sites for larger rigs. Not sure a really big rig would feel comfortable here given all the trees. No hookups, would rate higher even if only electric. Showers are in a central location although bathrooms are scattered about in the 3 loops. Did not use either the showers or bathrooms so no opinion on cleanliness. Would definitely stay here again. Reservations are recommended during the summer. Advance purchase of cave tour tickets is also recommended. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Good'OleTenter

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad campground. Great for Families. Enjoyed our stay, will most likely visit again next year. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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User284

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is outstanding! The rangers were very friendly--there was a problem with the site we had actually reserved, so she recommended two others and told us to pick one. The sites themselves are level and spacious. It's an easy walk to the visitor center (stop at the Troglobites snack shop--huge ice cream cones for $1.00 each!) After dark, the campground is very quiet. My kids were tickled with the deer and turkeys that wander through the campground in the morning. There are many activities in the park besides the cave tours (which are great)--lots of hikes, canoeing on the river (although you need to go outside the park to get a canoe to rent) and bike trails. I plan to go back. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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kwnd623

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The park staff was great and the camp sites were very clean. The cave tour was great. The weather was very hot so we ran our generator a lot for our dog which wasn't a hit with the tent and tent campers nearby. The park service switch our site when they saw how long our camper was so our stay was enjoyable. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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PENNY

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent two nights here while touring the Mammoth Caves. It is a very nicely kept up National Park campground. The roads were paved (without the usual national park potholes). The bathrooms even provided soap! The rangers were pleasant and even changed our site before we arrived because they didn't think the site was suitable for our motorhome. The sites were spacious and we had deer run through our site twice. This campground is within walking distance of the caves and restaurant. The camp store provides the basics. Be aware that they do charge for showers. We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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taplep

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great campground! Lots of level sites and quite a few pull-thrus. We camped at site #34 which was a pull-thru and across from the bathrooms. Campground is very close to the Visitors Center where all of the tour tickets are sold (book early-tours fill up fast) and tours begin. My kids did the Trog tour (helmets with lights and knee pads furnished) where they get to go caving with 2 guided rangers and no adults. My 2 sons (ages 8 and 10) had the best time. They will get dirty on this tour! Staff was friendly and very helpful. There are 3 showers in the laundromat area behind the campstore that you have to purchase tokens for $2. Water wasn't terribly hot but adequate for showering. I had plenty of time to take a decent shower. Camp store is pricey--what else would you expect? Bring your ax and maul to split wood as they have a lot of cut down trees just waiting to be split for firewood! Nearby Double "J" horseback riding was great. Their property backs up to the park boundary. So you get to go horseback riding in the park! $20 for an hour and a half ride. Tommy was a great guide! We really enjoyed this outing! The only negative that I had with the entire campground is the bathroom. On our loop, which had 2 bathhouses, the men's room has 2 urinals and only 1 commode per bathroom! No info on the womens. There were many times in the morning you would have to wait in line if you had to use the commode--and the campground loop was maybe 30% full. I can only imagine what a full campground would be! I still would highly recommend this campground! We camped at Mammoth Cave Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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