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Headquarters Campground

P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Headquarters Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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7 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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129 helpful votes 129 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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Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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32 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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