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Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky


Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky 42259
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Sites: 105
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.18399
Longitude: -86.09783

Elevation: 765' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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22 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

A lot of sites will probably fit Class C RV's but look tight if you have a Class A. There are a couple of sites that have electric but it is dry camping for the most part. Campstore is close with pay showers. Bathrooms are in every loop and cleaned regularly. The bathrooms are also air conditioned which is a nice bonus. Mammoth Cave Visitor Center is maybe 1/2 mile away and there is also access to the trails around the forest from the campground. Lots to explore and see. We had a pull through site which fit our 24' RV fine. If we had a tow vehicle that probably would have fit as well. We camped at Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 45

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Great stop for cave tours. Dry camp only, but plenty of water faucets and restrooms nearby. Lots of trees, no satellite service. Spotty cell service. Lots of firewood stacked throughout the campground, free for the taking. It takes an effort to find a level friendly site. We camped at Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Great spot for staying while exploring Mammoth Cave. Campground is a short walk from visitor center where all guided tours of the cave start.

If you are into birding there are many different species you can watch from your campsite. There are also miles hiking trails but make sure you take an underground cave tour. We've taken two. and hope to to back and take another.

There are no hookups so if you need AC or water at your site then check the other campgrounds in the area. Just remember it's a few miles onto the park so you will need to drive in from other campgrounds.

During the season you will need to book your stay through reserveamerica.com. Off season (check with them for dates) you can usually just drive in and pick a site.

Sites are among the trees so there is plenty of shade on most sites.

Sites are packed stone and you will need to do some minor leveling on most sites if RVing it.

IMPORTANT!!! There is poison ivy growing on the trees at almost every site!!! Be especially aware if you have small children that may go near it.

This is a National Park so they wont do anything about it.

Campground has water, dump station, and a small general store.

I gave it a rating of 8 since there aren't hook-ups on the sites (although water and dump station are available) and there's poison ivy all over the place. We camped at Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
104 Loop D
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Many sites for RVs require minor leveling.

No hook-ups on any sites.

Watch out for Poison Ivy!!!

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

This NPS Park is really beautiful! It's dry camping at its best. Shade everywhere, quiet, clean, and friendly. Our 28' Allegro had enough room to maneuver the loops, but be forewarned, tree limbs are everywhere. Light scratching to your rig may occur. A $5 bundle of firewood bought at the camp store will last about an hour or so. No outside wood should be brought in due to the emerald ash borer bug. Didn't need the showers, but the price is now $3 for 10 minutes. Dump station and potable water are available at the entrance at no cost. 2 sites at the entrance are full hookup, but $50 per night. Lots are really large, all are paved. Quiet time 10pm to 6am was respected. We camped at Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C87
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Some cave tours are closed due to renovation and not scheduled to reopen till Fall 2016, so call ahead. Purchase tour tickets at least a day ahead. We arrived Sunday and Monday tours were almost booked up.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Very typical NPS campground. The campground is very well maintained, and exceptionally clean. Our motorhome is a bit big for this old style campground. Of the non-reservable sites, many of them we could not access because of tree limbs. Satellite TV was impossible with the tree coverage. The dump and water stations are near the camp store. We camped at Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
89
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Plan on doing more than one cave tour, and signup early.

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This campground does not have electricity or water at the sites. There is potable water that you can fill up from near the Camp Store. Our pull-through spot was curved, almost level and easy to manage - we are 30 feet long. The campground was shady. Deer roamed through. The best part is that the campground is about a 1/4 mile walk on nicely maintained walkways to the Visitors Center of the Mammoth Cave. We arrived in mid-September and were told to drive around until we found a spot that suited us and then tell the Ranger at the entry area which one we had chosen. She provided us with a map on which she had highlighted the best spots for motor homes. We were in site 77 and liked it very much if you get to make that choice yourselves. There were a few other campers, but none so close that our generators bothered each other. Another reviewer noted that the firewood was green and didn't start well, we had the same experience. It also seemed like a small bundle for $5.00 However, you can't bring wood in lest you also bring in dangerous pests, so the wood was better than nothing. We would have rated this campsite a 10 if there had been electricity and water. We camped at Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Spend time in the Visitor's Center exhibit area - it is free, interesting and informative.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $9.00
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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Motorhome.

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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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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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 National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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