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Mammoth Cave National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Mammoth Cave National Park - News section for more.

  • Mammoth Cave National Park to Host Cave Sing on December 4

    November 8, 2022 | 1:33 pm

    Mammoth Cave National Park will host the 43rd annual Cave Sing celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The free holiday event will feature live musical performances by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers Mammoth Cave’s own cave guide, Hillary Sward, and the Band Table Singers.

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  • Flint Ridge Road to close October 5 for tree removal and trimming

    October 4, 2022 | 6:00 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will close Flint Ridge Road from Mammoth Cave Entrance Road to its intersection with Park Ridge Road from 7 am to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5.

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  • Brownsville Road closure in Mammoth Cave National Park extended until morning of September 17

    September 14, 2022 | 3:46 pm

    The road closure of Brownsville Road (KY-70E) from the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Brownsville Entrance of Mammoth Cave National Park is extended through 7 am Saturday, September 17. The temporary road closure is required for crews to complete fog sealing on the roadway. The road was set to reopen Friday morning, but the contractor has requested additional time to complete the work.

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  • Mammoth Cave just got a little more “Mammoth”

    September 8, 2022 | 8:30 am

    Mammoth Cave is officially six miles longer. The new additions bring the total length of the cave to 426 miles. The announcement comes during the park’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Flint Ridge-Mammoth Cave connection which earned Mammoth Cave the title of longest cave in the world.

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  • Brownsville Road in Mammoth Cave National Park closed all day September 14 and 15 for road work

    September 6, 2022 | 10:00 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close Brownsville Road (KY-70E) from the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Brownsville Entrance from 7 am Wednesday, September 14 to 7 am Friday, September 16. The 48-hour closure is required for crews to complete fog sealing on the roadway.

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park National Day of Service September 11

    September 6, 2022 | 6:00 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will host a volunteer cleanup event during the September 11 National Day of Service on Sunday, September 11 from 9 am to 3 pm CDT. The National Day of Service is an annual event that encourages volunteerism in local communities to honor the spirit of sacrifice made by so many individuals over 20 years ago during the 9/11 attacks.  

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  • Helicopter crash with fatality located inside Mammoth Cave National Park

    September 5, 2022 | 6:11 pm

    At approximately 4:00 pm CDT on Monday, September 5, Law Enforcement officers from Mammoth Cave National Park received notification that a helicopter crash with a single fatality had been located inside the park’s southern boundary. The pilot, David Stone, age 69 of Louisville, TN, had been flying alone from St. Louis, MO to Knoxville, TN on Saturday, September 3 before contact was lost with his aircraft. Mr. Stone was found dead at the scene.   

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park receives $6.5 million in funding to rehabilitate popular cave trail

    August 29, 2022 | 6:00 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will receive approximately $6.5 million from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to rehabilitate about one mile of cave trail inside Mammoth Cave starting in fall 2022. The project will address deferred maintenance associated with these facilities, visitor safety, tour experience, and natural and cultural resource protection from the New Entrance to the Frozen Niagara entrance.

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  • Cave Research Foundation Receives Regional National Park Service Award

    August 2, 2022 | 8:00 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park’s longtime partner, the Cave Research Foundation (CRF), has been awarded the 2021 George and Helen Hartzog Regional Group Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service from the National Park Service’s Volunteers-In-Parks program. This award recognizes the exemplary contribution the CRF has made to Mammoth Cave National Park and the community through their ongoing scientific cave research and discoveries.

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  • 50th Anniversary of Mammoth Cave and Flint Ridge Connection

    July 25, 2022 | 8:13 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Flint Ridge-Mammoth Cave connection with a special cave tour to the connection site and several public events in the park and local community. The anniversary will take place in early September, but advance cave tour tickets will go on sale Monday, August 1.

    Read more at nps.gov