Mammoth Cave National Park

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

Mammoth Cave National Park was established in 1941 to protect the unparalleled underground labyrinth of caves, the rolling hill country above, and the Green River valley. Since then, ongoing study and exploration have shown the park to be far more complex than ever imagined, hosting a broad diversity of species living in specialized and interconnected ecosystems. The park's challenge is to balance these remarkable and sometimes fragile living networks with the public's enjoyment of them. Research is the key; park staff use the best available science to plan and evaluate management actions.