Situated in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park is the longest cave system known in the world. With 400 miles of surveyed passageways, a labyrinth of excitement and adventure awaits even the most experienced spelunker. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline publishes a handy survivor guide to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Kentucky has a moderate climate, meaning that the weather isn’t too extreme. It is though, as always, advisable to dress appropriately for the weather such as bringing a jacket in winter and drinking plenty of fluids in summer to prevent hypothermia and dehydration respectively.
Many guided tours are on offer and it is possible to explore certain areas of the caves in summer without the assistance of a ranger. Due to the extremely high demand for tours, it is recommended to book well in advance to secure your place on a tour.
There are no fees or charges to enter the park but the cost of guided tours of the cave systems and surrounding areas vary and range typically from $5 to $48.
Most adventurers will be tempted to avail themselves of the 109 authorised camping sites in the park, however, for those who wish for a few more creature comforts the Mammoth Cave Hotel is available.
Remember, the park and surrounding areas are what are known as “dry counties” where the sale or consumption of alcohol is prohibited. In order to boost tourism, residents voted in 2005 to allow the consumption and sale of alcohol in restaurants. Be advised however, that the only restaurant in the park itself is located within the above-mentioned Mammoth Cave Hotel.
An accident on holiday at Mammoth Cave National Park?
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice