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Mammoth Cave National Park
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Mammoth Cave National Park
Description - Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 336 miles explored and mapped.

Attractions - Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve Mammoth Cave and the cave system that contains it. This system includes more than 336 miles of explored and mapped caves making it This is the longest recorded cave system in the world. Portions of the cave system remain unexplored. The scenic Green and Nolin rivers helped to create the cave system and are preserved within the park boundaries, as well as a section of south central Kentucky.

Recreation - Diverse recreation opportunities at Mammoth Cave National Park are accessible above and below ground level. The visitor center with a knowledgeable staff will help you decide what attractions to see first.

The park is split by the Green River. South of the river, near the Visitor Center, there are six miles of trail; four short trails and a motor trail. Over 60 miles of trail extend through the north side of the park. Most trails on the north side are open to horseback riding. Over 25 miles of the Green and Nolin Rivers run through the park, offering fishing, canoeing and cruises aboard the Miss Green River II.

Climate - The temperature in the cave is approximately 54 degrees Fahrenheit. A light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended. Above ground you'll experience hot and humid summers with temperatures commonly in the mid to upper 90s. Winters are generally mild with rain and some periods of snow January through March. Temperatures usually range in the 30s and 40s.

Location - Mammoth Cave National Park is located in central Kentucky. It lies south of Nolin River Lake and can be accessed from Interstate 65. The Green River divides the park into north and south, and the Nolin River forms the northwestern boundary of the park.


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Filed By: Kimm cinti horsemans club (cinti, OH)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: horse camp & trails: +40 miles scenic,varying terrain,park camp and private camp avail., access to cave opening/church & cementry(hitch rail and table)/marked and map/dirt paths/25 ft. wood bridge to cross/long outer loop


More Information

Contact Information:
Mammoth Cave National Park, P.O. Box 7 , Mammoth Cave, KY, 42259, Phone: 502-758-2251

Additional Information:
Kentucky - Kentucky is mostly rural with the economic centers of Lexington and Louiville in the center of the state. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern portion of the state with the Mississippi River creating the western border.

Links:
Mammoth Cave National Park - Official agency website

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