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P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
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Headquarters Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good campsites with lots of tall trees and shade. Good variety. I think the non-reservation sites were a little nice in a way, but you take a chance then. Bathrooms were nice. There is a small camp store with laundry and showers. You do need tokens for the showers and are $3 in the store. Shower facilities were ok but... More

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Oneida, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We camped in June, 2014. This was a nice, family oriented camp site. The showers were a bit funky, but the bathrooms were nicely maintained. The camp store has most everything you may have forgotten. My major complaint is the firewood that the camp store sold us. It was green, wet, large pieces of oak. This wood spent 3 days... More

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west central ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I camped here with 3 of my children (ages 7, 9, and 14) in April 2014. The grounds were wonderful - nicely maintained. There are tent and pull-thru sites for RVs. The sites have concrete picnic tables and a fire ring with a grill. The area is wooded and on a hill - we had to look for a spot... More

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nashville, tn
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was concerned about camping with no electricity and no water. After the sun went down, it was so worth it. It was quiet and dark and you could see stars you never knew even existed. It was beautiful. I will admit, there were some rowdy campers around but they really didn't bother me too much. I could still enjoy... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in the park a little more than the campground but it had all that we needed. The showers were adequate but a little distance from the camping area. The site was a decent size for our two tents but had lots of poison ivy. The picnic table was a cement thing that was not very comfortable... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our family of five, including three youngsters, had a great time. We tent-camped three nights and were amazed at the abscence of mosquitoes (thanks to the bats). The yellow jackets were around but not terribly annoying around our Loop A site. We noticed one camp site in Loop C that was closed off due to a yellow jacket nest being... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Though we had been to the park for cave tours before, this was our first stay at the campground. The campsites were clean, flat, well-shaded, and spacious enough for our needs. The bathrooms were also clean. It was a only a 10 minute walk from our campsite to the visitor's center. And it was incredibly quiet during the night. Others... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Mammoth Cave NP campground is clean, full of trees, and has campsites adequately spaced between one another. We camp in a small RV, and we go out in the woods for the peace and quiet of nature. This park allows generator use from early morning till late evening (10:00, I seem to remember). To be blasted by generator noise... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed three nights here and really enjoyed the campsite. The site itself was spacious and had nice shade. We had deer walking through every morning and again aat night. The bathrooms were ok. The showers cost $2 for ten minutes and are pretty gross, so if you can get away with it, it's best to avoid them. We're used... More

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Binghamton, New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Reading reviews on Tripadvisor Mammoth Cave forum, I contemplated hard whether we should stay at surrounding campground (such as Nolin Lake) but I am glad I settled for this one. We went on 8:45 am and 7:15 pm cave tours and if we were camping in Nolin Lake, as it turned out, it would have taken a good half-an-hour drive... More

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Address: P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Location: United States > Kentucky > Mammoth Cave National Park

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