Mammoth Cave National Park

Waiting For The Buds To Burst At Mammoth Cave National Park

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.

Mammoth Cave National Park Campgrounds Set To Open

Park campgrounds and picnic areas in Mammoth Cave National Park are beginning to open for the season.

Bats Infected With White-Nose Syndrome Found In Tour Routes At Mammoth Cave National Park

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 Closes Mammoth Cave National Park

Winter-storm conditions on Friday led to the closure of Mammoth Cave National Park.

Mammoth Cave National Park Officials Proposing Improvements To Lodging Facilities

A multi-phase rehabilitation of lodging facilities in Mammoth Cave National Park is being proposed by park officials, with various improvements instituted as funding becomes available.

Construction Will Keep Maple Springs Trailhead, Loop Road Closed At 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.

Mammoth Cave National Park Cave Tour Costs Could Increase

Going underground at Mammoth Cave National Park could cost you a buck or two more in 2014 under a proposal up for public review.

Alcohol Sales At Mammoth Cave National Park Being Scaled Back Due To Drunkenness

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.

Searching For Wildflowers In The National Parks Of The Southern And Middle Appalachians

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This is the time for wildflowers in the Appalachians. Where can you see them? Wildflower weekends are being hosted by many parks in the next few weeks. Going with an expert is the best way to learn about wildflowers.

From Mammoth Cave To Death Valley And Back Again In One Career With The National Park Service

Sarah Craighead has come full circle. It took trips through Saguaro and Death Valley national parks, and some other units of the National Park System, but she's back where she started her career several decades ago.

Sequestration Doubly Costly As Mammoth Cave National Park Losing Tour Revenues

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.

Interior Secretary, National Park Service Director Lament Looming Budget Cuts

Fewer rangers for search-and-rescue missions, closed campgrounds, and possibly more devastating forest fires are facing the National Park Service as a result of the looming budget fiasco, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said Monday.

Mammoth Cave Is Longer That Previously Thought, By 10 Miles At Least

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.

Mammoth Cave National Park's Diversity To Be Celebrated In Scientific Conference

“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.

Exploring The National Park System's Underbelly

While white-nose syndrome continues to plague bats in the country's cave systems, there nevertheless are quite a few underground tours you can take in the National Park System, tours that not only will show off these unique resources but also provide education on the disease.
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Mammoth Cave National Park Detects White-Nose Syndrome Among Its Bat Colonies

Mammoth Cave National Park officials announced today that they've detected white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease to bats, among the bat colonies that hibernate in the park.

Annual Cave Sing At Mammoth Cave National Park Set For December 2

The 33rd Annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is set for December 2.

Historic Stone Walls At Mammoth Cave National Park To Be Documented, Rebuilt

In advance of work to redesign the Green River Ferry landing in Mammoth Cave National Park, workers will be documenting historic stone retaining walls that will be taken down, and then rebuilt in their original design.

Mammoth Cave National Park Finalizes Rule To Designate Trails For Mountain Bikes

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

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.

Visitor Dies During Cave Tour At Mammoth Cave National Park

A Florida man on one of the cave tours at Mammoth Cave National Park died during the tour, according to park officials.

Some Mammoth Cave National Park Campgrounds Opening March 1

It might be a bit chilly, but some campgrounds at Mammoth Cave National Park will open for the season on March 1. The Houchin Ferry will get a slightly earlier jump on the season, with operations scheduled to begin this Sunday.

Free Cave Tours On Tap At Mammoth Cave National Park Next Weekend

With another holiday weekend on tap, the folks at Mammoth Cave National Park are planning to offer some free cave tours on January 14, 15, and 16th.

Facilities Closing For the Winter At Mammoth Cave National Park

While the cave and its tours will remain open, many of the above-ground facilities at Mammoth Cave National Park are shutting down for the winter.

Annual Genealogy Workshop Coming To Mammoth Cave National Park

Exploring the backgrounds of the settlers who lived in the hills and hollows that today fall within the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park will be the focus of workshops scheduled for October 22 and October 29.

Annual "Walk In The Park" Coming To Mammoth Cave National Park On October 8

With fall colors building, the time is near to enjoy a hike in your favorite national park. If that happens to be Mammoth Cave National Park, you can join the annual "Walk in the Park" next Saturday.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Looking Back Over All The Miles...

How did you spend your summer? David and Kay Scott traveled nearly 11,000 miles, visited 29 units of the National Park System, and toured 62 lodges. Here's a recap of what they found.

Sal Hollow Trail In Mammoth Cave National Park Closed To Mountain Bikers, Open To Horses

If you're heading to Mammoth Cave National Park with your mountain bike, you can no longer pedal down the Sal Hollow Trail. However, if you're heading there with your horse, you can explore that trail with your steed.

Bat Night Events On August 27 at Mammoth Cave National Park and Around the World

This year has been designated as International Year of the Bat, and August 27 was chosen as International Bat Night. Mammoth Cave National Park is one of the sites around the world holding special activities to focus attention on these unusual and important animals.
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