Mammoth Cave National Park

National Park Road Trip 2011: Lodging At Mammoth Cave National Park

A stay at Mammoth Cave National Park marked the final stop on David and Kay Scott's legendary tour of parks, and it delivered some interesting lodging news.

Trail Crews Will Be Busy At Mammoth Cave National Park in The Coming Months

Ice storms, storms tossed off by hurricanes, and normal use have taken a toll on some of the backcountry trails in Mammoth Cave National Park. To mitigate that wear and tear, crews will head into the backcountry next month to begin repairs.

Mammoth Cave National Park Offers Rewards For Crime Stoppers

It's not a good sign when a national park starts to offer rewards for information to stop crime within its borders, but that's what the folks at Mammoth Cave National Park have opted to do.

White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed In Bats At New River Gorge National River

Another unit of the National Park System has detected white-nose syndrome in its bat populations.

Mammoth Cave National Park Officials Taking Added Precautions Against White-Nose Syndrome

White-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that's spreading through bat colonies in the eastern half of the United States, has been detected in Kentucky, prompting officials at Mammoth Cave National Park to step up their safeguards against the disease.

Summer Special: Ten National Parks With Lodging For Under $100 Per Night, Tent Not Required

You don't need to sleep in a tent to make a national park visit affordable. Our lodging experts have found 10 national parks where you can book a room for less than $100 a night.

Traveler Welcomes Eastern National and O.A.R.S.

A cooperating association that has been developing educational and interpretive materials for units of the National Park System since 1947 and an outfitter that can take you down rivers in some of the West's most iconic national parks are the latest organizations and businesses to help keep the Traveler on-line.

National Park Service Linking Good Health With Park Visits During National Parks Week

In promoting this year's National Park Week, which falls in mid-April, the National Park Service is highlighting what might seem obvious: Getting outside is good for your health.

New American Citizens To Be Naturalized Inside Mammoth Cave National Park

A lot of American naturalization ceremonies take place in courthouses, and a few take place in national parks. But this Friday is believed to be the first time such a ceremony ever took place inside a cave in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Houchin Ferry Resumes Work At Mammoth Cave National Park On Tuesday

A change in ferries takes place at Mammoth Cave National Park on Tuesday, as the Green River Ferry heads for dry dock and maintenance work and the Houchin Ferry is put back into service.

Wildlife Experts Joining Calls Of Alarm Over White-Nose Syndrome In Bats

With traces of white-nose syndrome in bat colonies being found further and further west of the Northeast where it was first documented, more and more concern is being raised over the disease's potential to decimate bat species.

Exhibit At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Addresses White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

The role of bats in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and a deadly disease that threatens their existence, is the subject of an exhibit at the park's Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Mark Your Calendars: Holiday Cave Sing At Mammoth Cave National Park

A brass quintet inside Mammoth Cave? That's on the schedule for the annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park, which will celebrate the coming holidays with an event to bring the surrounding community together.

National Park Service Establishing Protocols For Dealing With White-Nose Syndrome in Bat Populations

It looks somewhat like a dusting of confectioner's sugar, but the white coating that is showing up on more and more noses and wings of bats is the signature of a dire fungal disease that threatens to decimate bat colonies across the country.

Plan Now to Attend "Roots in the Cave" at Mammoth Cave National Park

Mark your calendars to attend the annual Roots in the Cave seminar at Mammoth Cave National Park, where this year's program looks at turn-of-the-20th-century cave explorer Edmund Turner.

Proposal For State-Federal Collaboration on Combating White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Out for Public Review

While state and federal authorities are developing a plan of attack for dealing with white-nose syndrome in bat populations, a non-profit organization is criticizing the federal government for moving too slowly on this growing problem.

Low Water Levels Force Delay in Ferry Maintenance at Mammoth Cave National Park

Low water levels have forced a delay in the planned maintenance of the Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park. While the maintenance and inspections were to be performed this week, they're now scheduled for next week.

In Race To Halt Spread of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats, USFWS Grants $1.6 Million For Research

In a race to contain, if not outright halt, the spread of white-nose syndrome in bats the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded roughly $1.6 million for research into the cause of the disease.

Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park to Be Idled For Inspection, Maintenance

Routine maintenance will take the Green River Ferry out of service for four-six weeks later this fall.

Reader Participation Day: Help Us Name the Best Adventures In the National Park System, Lower 48 Edition

What are the best adventures in the National Park System in the Lower 48? For sure, three weeks floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park has to be one, and climbing the Grand Teton in its namesake park is another. But then what?

Visit To Mammoth Cave National Park Shows Off Above- and Below-Ground Wonders

While most folks head to Mammoth Cave National Park with the intent to spend most of their time underground, during a recent visit the weather was delightful we decided to spend as much time above ground hiking the trails and limit our tours underground to two guided trips.

Counting Bats At Mammoth Cave National Park

While most visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park take a cave tour or two and then head on their way, Marissa Maldonado and Samantha Sterman spent their summer counting bats at the park.

Fall Spectacular: Great Autumn Hikes in the National Parks

It's hard to beat autumn for prime hiking in parks from coast to coast. This season brings fine weather to most of the country and in many locations fall foliage is an added bonus. There are more hikes in national parks that we can take in a lifetime, so here are a few suggestions for some great ones all across the nation—including some alternatives to the most heavily-visited sites.

Teaching Students In the Underground Maze of Mammoth Cave National Park

National parks, along with being beautiful places to explore, are wonderful classrooms. Students from Western Kentucky University have been learning that at Mammoth Cave National Park, where underground studies are aimed at making them better above-ground teachers.

Mammoth Cave National Park To Offer Free Cave Tour on August 25

In honor of the 94th birthday of the National Park Service, officials at Mammoth Cave National Park are offering free tours of the Mammoth Passage cave on August 25.

Mammoth Cave National Park Documentary Nominated For Five Emmys in Regional Competition

An hour-long documentary that captured the wonder and mystery of Mammoth Cave National Park has been nominated for five Emmys in a regional competition.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial Offer 4th of July Events

Among the units of the National Park System that are offering special events to mark the Fourth of July are Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

Mammoth Cave National Park Looking For Help Battling Pot Growers

While it's relatively well-known that pot farms have been planted in the backcountry of such Western parks as Sequoia and Yosemite, a similar problem is being confronted back East in Mammoth Cave National Park. To battle the problem, the park is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to a successful prosecution of those growing the marijuana patches.

Help Friends Groups Help the National Parks

Throughout the year my mailbox is filled with solicitations from various causes, among them national park-related events and projects. Here's a look at just some of the latest you might consider giving to.

How Will Wildfires Impact The National Park Landscape This Summer?

Winter has been pretty fluky across the United States, with heavy snows taking aim at the Mid-Atlantic and Sierra states, cold weather diving deeply into the Southeast, torrential rains hitting the Northeast, and quick warming baking the Midwest. With such a mix, what might we expect from the coming wildfire season across the National Park System?
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