Mammoth Cave National Park encompasses a total area of about 52,000 acres of land in Hart, Edmonson, and Barren Counties in the beautiful state of Kentucky. You can get to the park using one of two main routes.
If you are coming from the south, you should drive along Interstate 65 and use the Park City Exit (Exit 53), then turn left onto KY-255 following the road until it becomes Park City Road that leads into the park.
From the north, you should drive along Interstate 65 and use the Cave City Exit (Exit 53) then turn right onto KY-70 and follow KY 70/255 until it becomes the Mammoth Cave Parkway that leads into the park.
Once you get to the park, you will find several unique features that make this park a great attraction for all visitors. Some of the popular features include portions of the Mammoth Cave, which is the longest cave system in the world.
The cave system is huge because it has been unified with Flint Ridge to the north, together called the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System. This cave system is the habitat for several animal species especially bats but including crickets, cave salamander, eyeless cave fish, cave shrimp and cave crayfish.
If you want to appreciate recreational activities in the park, you can get to enjoy fishing, cave tours, horseback riding, boating/canoeing/kayaking, swimming, biking, riverside camping/river floodplain camping/river island camping, and hiking. You can also bring in your doggie for an experience of the park.
If you bring your pooch into the park, some of the rules, regulations, and guidelines that you will need to observe include ensuring that your dog is always on a leash and respecting the wildlife and plants within the park.
Additionally, you will be expected to observe basic pet etiquette including cleaning up after your dog and ensuring that you only visit areas of the park that are pet-friendly. Areas that you must not visit with your dog include Sunset Point Lodge, Mammoth Cave Hotel, or the Hotel Cottages. Dogs and other pets are allowed in the Woodland Cottages.