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P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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Chula Vista, California
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33 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed on a Thursday night in June at the Mammoth Cave Campground. We had a reservation, but there were several sites that were vacant. People arriving without a reservation wouldn't have had a problem finding a campsite. However, I would imagine that the campground is full on the summer weekends. The campground is close to the visitor's center, hotel,... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this campground at site 26 in late May. Very nice and spacious site. The campsite attendants were very friendly and helpful. The restrooms were clean and easy to locate. Also, this campground is very easy to find (we easily found it in the dark) by following the signs to the visitor center/campground. My only... More 

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Central Indiana
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30 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We spent several days at the Mammoth Cave Campground. Bathrooms were clean & modern, but no showers. There is a store/post office & laundromat in the park at the entrance to the campground. You can buy $2 shower tokens in the store and get 10 minutes of water in the showers in the laundromat. That was a first for me,... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a great time camping at Mammoth Cave National Park. This was our first visit there and we plan to go back again next year. I thought I would struggle with a non electric site, but it was totally fine. The bathroom in the campground had outlets that I was able to use for my blow dryer and curling... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed one night at campsite #26. There were just two of us, and we wanted to make sure we were somewhere quiet. Our campsite was very large and level, but there were not any small trees or shrubs to make you feel like you had any privacy from your neighbors. Also, after driving around and choosing what we thought... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I don't know why TripAdvisor has this campground labeled in such a confusing way. In the park, it's just Mammoth Cave Campground (no 'headquarters'). This is the main campground for the park and the one nearest the visitor's center. We had reserved site #6. It was easy to find. The sites are level and fairly large. The bathroom facility (real... More 

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Geneva, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is the main campground, called Mammoth Cave Campground on the website. I was worried when I read the other reviews about the yellow jackets, but they were not bad at all. They only came around when it was mealtime (we kept all our food and coolers in the car) and if you sit around the fire, the smoke keeps... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Location: United States > Kentucky > Mammoth Cave National Park
Number of rooms: 111

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