Trailer Camping at Mammoth Cave National Park

December 20, 2011
Filed under National Parks

Trailer campers looking to do a little spelunking can’t miss the 367 miles — and growing — of Mammoth Cave National Park.

As expert cave explorers continue to find new passages beneath the earth, the Mammoth Cave complex continues to grow into one of the most interesting cave tours in the country. And it’s not just for geologists.

Established as a park in 1941, the park has plenty beyond caves as well. Trailer campers can choose form hiking, horseback riding and canoeing on the Green River. Anyone making the trip would be silly not to experience the Mammoth Cave. Visitors can take a look at underground wonders untouched for thousands of years. Those looking to get in, get out and stay clean can stick to the lighted tours. They can see the Frozen Niagra, a wall of stalactites that have been “flowing” since time immemorial and several other fascinating points. The park also offers two tours that are lit by visitor carried lamps only, which are a popular alternative to the fully lit tours. There are also many “wild” tours, which venture off the beaten path into dusty tunnels and muddy crawls.

The camp is open year round, but winter can get chilly and snowy. Summers can be stormy, but a rainy day is all the same in Mammoth Cave.

To find a Kentucky campground nearby, visit Kentucky Campgrounds

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