Mammoth Cave SP

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Mammoth Cave SP

Postby WarPony » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:00 pm

My GF and I are planning to visit this park. Does anybody have good/bad recomendations for campgrounds?
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Postby 48Rob » Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:50 pm

Hi,

My son and I visted a few years ago (three I think).

We were driving our 28 Ford, stock (no a/c :? ) with a teardrop.
It was a 90+ day, and we arrived around 4:30 pm.
The campground guard shack was closed, and they wanted the money before you went in to choose a site.
I tried to be nice and paid by putting my money in an envelope, and dropping it in the slot.
We went in and drove around for a while, everything looked odd, then it hit us :o

There were no utilities...not the end of the world, but it was 90+ and a fan sure would have been nice...
We discussed it, and decided we were too tired to go on, what the heck, we could take a shower and cool off...
Well, we found a spot, and headed for the shower room.
We were a bit surprised to find only a restroom, and dirty at that.

They did have showers, but they were a very long way from the campground, AND you had to pay extra for them.

As you might imagine, I was getting rather upset.
I had already paid (dumb, dumb, dumb!) and there was no one there to give me my money back, or even grumble to :thumbdown:

Well, then the little lightbulb went off!
They had a very nice air-conditioned hotel, with indoor plumbing on the grounds, it was a tough pill to swallow, but it was a very comfortable night!

To be fair, the campground was nice (except for the shower arrangement and restroom) and a self contained unit would have no troubles.
The park overall was very nice, and the caves (the main attraction, as you know) are well worth any aggrivation that might come your way.

We've been 4 times, and still find reason to return...we just don't camp there.

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Postby Henry » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:04 pm

Warpony, Nolin Lake State Park is Just north of Mamoth Cave National Park. See http://kentuckystateparks.reserveameric ... index.html
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Postby WarPony » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:12 pm

After some thought about Mammoth Cave SP, we are going to skip this park because, with only a weeks vacation, there won't be enough time to get down there and see it all.

We are, however, going to Clifty Falls SP in southern Indiana (thanks Chris "IndyCubby") and then onto Hocking Hills SP over in southern Ohio. Looks like we are going to do alot of hiking. Thanks for all the info and input about all these parks.
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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:34 pm

WarPony wrote:After some thought about Mammoth Cave SP, we are going to skip this park because, with only a weeks vacation, there won't be enough time to get down there and see it all.

We are, however, going to Clifty Falls SP in southern Indiana (thanks Chris "IndyCubby") and then onto Hocking Hills SP over in southern Ohio. Looks like we are going to do alot of hiking. Thanks for all the info and input about all these parks.


Don't forget to stop by the Madison City Campground. It's just east of the bridge (to Kentucky). It's a great place to stay. It's my favorite place.
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Postby Jimmy Mc » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:31 am

WARPONY, I live just 15 miles from Clifty. When are you going to be there. I have a woody I built a little over a year ago. If I'm home I would love to stop by and see your rig. Jimmy
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Postby WarPony » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:12 pm

Jimmy Mc, we'll be there on Aug. 12-14 but will be tent camping. After figuring up the price of gas for our trip at over $600, we decided to take my car and rough it in the tent for a week.
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Postby Jimmy Mc » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:55 pm

WarPony I will be back from the North meets South rally on the 10th. I'll try and stop by to say Hi. Btw I like tent camping too. Jimmy Mc.
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