Permits & Reservations

Advance reservations are highly recommended for cave tours and camping. Before making a reservation, learn about cave tour descriptions and camping. Planning and preparation will ensure a more enjoyable visit to Mammoth Cave National Park.

The National Park Service also requires special permits for activities or special events that are not normally associated with visiting a national park. For more information about activities requiring permits and how to apply see the options below. If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact us.

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Cave Tours

Plan your Mammoth Cave experience

A family enjoys the day in the campground.

Three campgrounds and over 13 backcountry sites await campers at Mammoth Cave.

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Special Use Permits

Permits for weddings, special events, and First Amendment activities

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Commercial Filming & Photography

Information on how to obtain permission to film inside the park

Last updated: January 6, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-0007


270 758-2180

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