Maple Springs Campground in southern Kentucky is a pawesome location for your next camping trip. It's situated in Mammoth Cave National Park, an area known for its extensive cave system. The campground has top-notch amenities and a great location near some of the state’s best outdoor recreation sites, and you can even enjoy the company of your canine companion throughout your stay!
The campground has seven sites you can choose from, and there are three kinds of sites: group tent-only and equestrian nonelectric sites cost $25 per night, and equestrian electric sites cost $35. Amenities at the campground include an amphitheater and a group fire pit.
Maple Springs Campground is typically accessed by the Green River Ferry located near the
Mammoth Cave Visitor Center. You won’t have to worry about the logistics of your ferry ride, however. The ferry can accommodate up to three vehicles at a time, and the ride only takes a couple of minutes. Best of all, the ferry is free to use!
There are lots of activities near the campground that allow you to explore the area’s amazing natural features. You can check out some of the dog-friendly, on-leash trails near the campground for a short stroll or a challenging hike—whichever you like! One popular trail is Turnhole Bend Trail. This out-and-back trail stretches six miles through the woodlands, and it is an easy trail that lends itself to hikers of all skill levels. Veteran hikers might want to try Mammoth Cave Park Long Loop. This moderate-difficulty loop trail covers just over 16 miles, and it even passes by a cave! If you’re just looking to get out and stretch your legs with your woofer, head to Sloan’s Crossing Pond Trail—it’s just under half a mile, and it circles around a scenic pond.
Remember to keep your dog on-leash at the campground, and make sure to clean up after your furry friend too!