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Visit Mammoth Cave National Park for Exciting Exploration and Kentucky Camping



Mammoth Cave National Park is 367 miles of caves, a number that grows each year with discoveries of new passages and connections. Composed of Mississippian aged limestone strata, capped with a layer of sandstone, it is a remarkably stable cave system. The park was established in 1941. With cave tours, above ground hiking, horseback riding, canoeing the Green River, camping and more, Mammoth Cave National Park has a lot to offer every camper, making it an excellent Kentucky camping destination.

To find Woodall’s approved Kentucky camping sites, visit Kentucky campgrounds.

Kentucky has a moderate climate with warm summers and cooler winters. The weather is generally pretty warm year round, but it tends to be pretty wet, too. Most of the rain falls between March and September. Weather is also influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, and Kentucky is frequented by storms, especially during summer. Winter can be down in the 40’s, and there is moderate snow. There is no entrance fee, although fees are collected for cave tours. Cave tours vary, as do the prices. The prices range from $5 up to $48 per person, while children and seniors pay much less. With 367 miles of caves, there are many different cave tours to choose from.

Mammoth Cave National Park has a lot to offer, from cave tours to hiking and many river activities. Since there are so many cave tours to choose from, there is something for everyone. There are electric lighted cave tours ranging from 1 to 6 hours, including Grand Avenue, Fat Man’s Misery and Frozen Niagra. There are also two tours that are lit by visitor carried lamps only, which are a popular alternative to the fully lit tours. There are also many “wild” tours, which venture off the beaten path into dusty tunnels and muddy crawls. Above ground, there are plenty of hiking trails, which take you along the Green River, through lush Kentucky forests, and over prairies. The Green and Nolin Rivers have a lot offer in the way of water activities, too, including fishing, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. Camping is open year round, and is a wonderful way to experience the park. Year round, there is plenty to see, and Mammoth Cave National Park is truly a unique Kentucky camping destination.

To find Woodall’s approved Kentucky camping sites, visit Kentucky campgrounds.

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