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P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St.Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is everything you need and would expect at a National Park campground. The sites were decently spaced, and shaded well by the trees. The only downside for tent campers are those people who insist on running generators on their campers. The only way to avoid this is to be in the tent only area, but we thought this area... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though convenient to the national park cave tours, visitor's center, and camp store, I might try another campground next time - especially if staying on a Friday or Saturday night. The noise (from generators and partiers) was significant throughout the night. I do not believe this campground recognizes 'quiet hours'. Facilities were adequate, showers were hot, and you can't beat... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

These campgrounds are very convenient to the mammoth cave tours and are within walking distance. The sites were cleaned before we arrived, there are plenty of tall trees for shade but not for privacy. The sites are somewhat close together but not horrible. The road was really close by and I could see and hear every car that went in... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Atlanta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Address: P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Location: United States > Kentucky > Mammoth Cave National Park

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