Mammoth Cave National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
52,835 acres
Annual Visitation
508,054 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
May 25, 1926
Entrance Fee
None, but fees to tour cave
Time Zone
Central
Lowest Elevation
421 feet at Green River
Highest Elevation
925 feet at Mammoth Cave Ridge
Lowest Average Temp
24F in January
Record Low Temp
-21F in 1951
Highest Average Temp
89F in July
Record High Temp
108F in 1952
Our Last Visit
October 2013

Park Contact Information

Mammoth Cave National Park
P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
Info at (270) 758-2180

Park Creation Timeline

1926
On May 25, 1926 Mammoth Cave National Park is created
1981
The park is named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
1990
International Biosphere Reserve status is given to the park by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).


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