Date: February 28, 2014
(MAMMOTH CAVE – February 28, 2014) Park campgrounds and picnic areas will open for the season in the coming weeks. Mammoth Cave Campground, Maple Springs Group Campground, and the headquarters picnic area will open March 1. The campground and picnic area at Houchin Ferry will open March 14. At this time, the ferry service at Houchin Ferry remains closed.
Sites at the Mammoth Cave Campground, near the visitor center, are available on a first-come, first-served basis March 1 - May 14 and September 16 - November 30; reservations are recommended May 15 – September 15.
Maple Springs campsites, by reservation only, are designed for groups of up to 24 people, and four of the sites accommodate campers with horses. The reservation period for Maple Springs is March through November.
To make campground, picnic shelter, or cave tour reservations, call 877-444-6777, or go online at www.recreation.gov. Mammoth Cave Campground, Maple Springs Group Campground and the picnic shelters are closed December 1 - February 28.
For many years, the chambers of Mammoth Cave rang with the sound of music. Visiting bands such as Landram's Sax-Horn Band and Luther Ewing's String Band, along with the Mammoth Cave Hotel's own local musicians, entertained visitors underground into the early 20th century.