National Park

Mammoth Cave Dog Policy

Mammoth Cave National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

With more than 400 miles (640 km) of passageways explored, Mammoth Cave is the world's longest known cave system. Subterranean wildlife includes eight bat species, Kentucky cave shrimp, Northern cavefish, and cave salamanders. Above ground, the park provides recreation on the Green River, 70 miles of hiking trails, and plenty of sinkholes and springs.[1]

Mammoth Cave National Park is a somewhat friendly park. Dogs are not allowed inside the caves, but they are allowed on trails and in campgrounds while on a leash. Dogs can be boarded at nearby at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave.


Pet Policy Details
84 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs can use any surface trails while on a 6' or less leash, but they are not allowed inside the caves. Please do not leave dogs unattended, and consider using a kennel if you want to visit the caves.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in the following campgrounds while on a 6' or less leash:

Dogs cannot be left unattended in campgrounds for more than an hour.

Location & Map

Mammoth Cave

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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