A New Mexico company that has been expanding its concessions work in the National Park System has landed a 15-year contract to provide lodging, dining, and retail services at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Mammoth Cave National Park
Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.
Fishing with limb lines in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is not allowed. Unattended limb lines are hazardous to visitors and wildlife.
How do you decide on a vacation destination? Which route to take, attractions to visit and where to spend the night? No doubt you use online info. Star-ratings. Pics. Travel blogs. Information is short and to the point, like this 2015 review of Mammoth Cave:
One of the first guides for visitors to Mammoth Cave, long before it was a national park, was Stephen Bishop. At the time he was introduced to guiding tours, he was just a teen-ager. He also was a slave.
National Park System units from Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky to the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., were shutting down Friday in advance of a massive snowstorm predicted to dump upwards of 2 feet of snow on some parts of the East.
The calendar will be turned back about 150 years at Mammoth Cave National Park on November 11, when a special program is to be offered featuring a Union soldier telling A Soldier's Story.
Joppa Church in Mammoth Cave National Park is now designated as a day-use area. Vandalism to the church building in the last year has caused the park to limit its availability to the public to daylight hours only
Caves aren’t the best places to go birding. Sure, birders will gladly watch (and list!) a bat when the birding is slow - they do have wings, after all. Still, the birding tends to be much better above ground.
Batman and Robin probably won't show up, but if you're interested in those denizens of the night that flit about in the darkness, head to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky later this month to attend the park's 5th annual Bat Night celebration.