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PARK PHASED REOPENING

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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Mammoth Cave National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. Cave tours are require a ticket to enter the cave. More information about the cave tour tickets can be found in the alerts section below. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Mammoth Cave National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Kentucky and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Mammoth Cave National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Kentucky and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 23, 2021
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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 Adds New Miles to Cave Length

    September 11, 2021 | 11:28 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park commemorates the National Day of Service and a longstanding partnership with the Cave Research Foundation (CRF) by announcing the addition of eight miles of passageways in Mammoth Cave. The official cave length is now 420 miles.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Green River Ferry and Green River Ferry Road Temporarily Closed – July 13-15

    July 9, 2021 | 1:42 pm

    Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close the Green River Ferry Road and Green River Ferry service from Tuesday, July 13 to Thursday, July 15. The closures are needed to complete the final stages of the Green River Ferry Ramp Extension Project.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Green River Ferry and Green River Ferry Road – Daytime Closures June 2 and 4

    May 28, 2021 | 10:37 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close a portion of the Green River Ferry Road from Maple Springs Campground to the junction of Mammoth Cave Parkway and suspend ferry service between 9 am and 2 pm on Wednesday, June 2 and Friday, June 4. The closures are required for the addition of a new canoe and kayak ramp at the Green River Ferry area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mammoth Cave Plans Sobriety and Safety Checkpoints for 2021

    May 27, 2021 | 9:45 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park law enforcement officers will conduct periodic sobriety and safety checkpoints on park roadways for the remainder of 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Celebrate Earth Day at Mammoth Cave By Volunteering

    April 14, 2021 | 8:29 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will host several outdoor volunteer opportunities along park trails and cemeteries to celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. The volunteer work provides a chance for the public to discover and enjoy the physical and psychological benefits that come with spending time outside while encouraging education and stewardship of the park’s amazing natural resources.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Prescribed Fires Planned in Mammoth Cave National Park

    April 2, 2021 | 1:27 pm

    National Park Service fire managers will conduct two prescribed burns at Mammoth Cave National Park sometime between Saturday, April 3 and Friday, April 9. The 260-acre Parkway Barrens Prescribed Fire and the almost 100-acre Chaumont-Wondering Woods Prescribed Fire will reduce the spread of exotic plants, promote the regrowth of native species and reduce hazardous forest fuels that have accumulated in the area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Planning Begins on Rehabilitation of Cave Trails

    March 29, 2021 | 3:17 pm

    Mammoth Cave National Park has begun planning efforts to replace deteriorated cave trail materials with new sustainable materials along the Frozen Niagara Tour Route between the New Entrance and Frozen Niagara Entrance. The project will provide safer walking surfaces for park visitors, staff and volunteers; reduce or eliminate the impact of lint and dust on delicate cave resources; and protect cave resources by keeping visitors on defined trails and away from sensitive cave resources.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Daytime Closure of Green River Ferry and Road Jan 12 & 13

    January 11, 2021 | 11:47 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will close the Green River Ferry Road and the Green River Ferry service between 8 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13 in order to transport and install a 200 ft pedestrian bridge over the Echo River.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Green River Ferry Improvement Projects: Updates

    December 30, 2020 | 4:24 pm

    Mammoth Cave National Park is near completion on several construction projects taking place at Green River Ferry during 2020. The Green River Ferry serves as a river crossing location, river access for canoes and kayaks, boat ramp for fishing boats, and parking area for trail and river users.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Deputy Superintendent Bruce Powell Retires from Mammoth Cave National Park

    December 17, 2020 | 2:10 pm

    Bruce Powell, Deputy Superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park, announces his retirement from the National Park Service at the end of December 2020.

    Read more at nps.gov