Mammoth Cave National Park
Essential Spring Guide '15: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area
Spring is a lovely time for a visit to the Cumberland Mountains. On rocky slopes up high the Catawba rhododendron blooms. The Painted Trillium, spring beauty, and red buds burst forth from their dormancy in all of their beauty. Take a few days to fill your eyes with beauty, your soul with history, and your body with adventure.
Years ago during a visit to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, as impressed as I was with what was underground, I was equally struck by the park's surface and the cemeteries that told a silent story of the generations dating back to Revolutionary War times that had called this place home. Cemeteries going back decades, if not hundreds of years, can be found throughout the National Park System, and represent a moving chapter of the country's settlement.
Springtime is a bit of an “in-between” season. It’s somewhere between the longer, warmer days of summer, and the cooler and muddier days of a late winter. Hopefully you’ll find your place farther from winter’s cold and closer to summer’s breezes.
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead has announced that fee increases proposed last year will take effect on March 14. This year, income from park fees will fund renovations at the Mammoth Cave Hotel, she said.
White-nose syndrome, a disease deadly to bats and with no known cure, has created a "wildlife crisis" at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, where some bat species have declined as much as 80 percent compared to 2013 population counts, according to park officials.
Changing habits by visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky have convinced park officials they don't need as many lodge rooms inside the park as they have in years past. As a result, the next concessionaire will have 38 fewer rooms to rent out.
The 35th edition of the Mammoth Cave Sing is coming to Mammoth Cave National Park on December 7.
There is no fee to enter the grounds of Mammoth Cave National Park, but it could cost you more to enter the cave system itself under a plan being proposed by park officials.
A horsemen's organization in Kentucky has stepped up to help maintain trails at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Signs of an above-ground sewage spill that occurred at Mammoth Cave National Park back in May have been detected inside the cave system, but is not thought to be a threat to visitors.
Timing, as they say, is everything. Particularly in springtime, when you're waiting for the tulips to bloom, the dogwoods to flower, and the crocuses to appear. At Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, officials hope you'll alert everyone when you see that first bud burst into color.
Park campgrounds and picnic areas in Mammoth Cave National Park are beginning to open for the season.
Mammoth Cave National Park officials say bats infected with a deadly disease have been found in sections of the cave open to public tours.
Winter-storm conditions on Friday led to the closure of Mammoth Cave National Park.
The Maple Springs Trailhead and Maple Springs Loop Road in Mammoth Cave National Park, which have been closed all summer due to construction projects, will remain closed through December 1.
Too much of a good thing, and not enough park staff, mean alcohol sales at Mammoth Cave National Park will be scaled back.
Maple Springs Trailhead, Campground, Loop Road At Mammoth Cave National Park To Be Closed This Summer
Expansion of trailhead parking and construction of the Big Hollow Trail at Mammoth Cave National Park will require the closure this summer of the Maple Springs Trailhead, Maple Springs Group Campground and Maple Springs Loop Road.
Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is being hit twice by the federal budget sequestration -- first by having to cut 5 percent from its budget, and again by lost revenues from cave tours that have been canceled due to lack of staff.
Some caves continue to grow, either through natural geologic forces, or simply through greater exploration. In the case of the cave protected by Mammoth Cave National Park, human exploration has pushed its length by 10 miles, to 400 miles total.
“Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Mammoth Cave Region” is the theme of a research symposium coming February 14 and 15 to the Rotunda Room of the Mammoth Cave Hotel in Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Four trails in Mammoth Cave National Park will officially be open to mountain bikers beginning October 12, barring a reversal by regional National Park Service officials