Houchin Ferry Campground

The Houchin Ferry Campground location is in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
42259. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Houchin Ferry Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Mammoth Cave National Park
Po Box 7
Mammoth Cave

Phone number


Campground information Mammoth Cave, Kentucky


This lush campground is located 15 miles from the park Visitor Center on the south bank of the Green River. Houchin Ferry campground includes 12 primitive campsites with riverfront views. This is a prime spot if you just want to enjoy the outdoors birdwatching, fishing or canoeing or take a short drive to the Visitor Center where you can plan tour adventures in the Mammoth Cave, the worlds longest cave system.  


A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. There are also miles of bike trails and hiking trails within the park.


The 12 primitive campsites are surrounded by aromatic trees and for your added enjoyment, the Green River is at your feet. Potable water and portable restrooms are located at the head of the campground. This is a primitive campground.

Natural Features

This campground is part of Mammoth Cave National Park, a 52,800-acre park that includes the Green River Valley, rolling Kentucky hillsides, and the expansive Mammoth Cave with grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways.  

This remote campsite is quiet, peaceful and ideal for those who want to be immersed in nature. Wildlife includes deer, turkey, and coyotes.

Nearby Attractions

Nearly 30 miles of the Green and Nolin rivers offer canoeing and boating through the park. Commercial outfitters outside the park rent canoes, kayaks and safety equipment. https://www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/canoeliveries.htm

Most trails north of the Green River are open for horseback riding. Commercial liveries outside the park rent horses and some may provide organized excursions. https://www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/horseback.htm


This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (270) 758-2424.

Charges & Cancellations

For rules and reservation policies please follow the link below: 


Frequently Asked Questions About Mammoth Cave National Park Mammoth Cave, KY

How do I make a reservation with Houchin Ferry Campground?

To make reservations at Houchin Ferry Campground, you can call the office at 270-758-2180.

Fee Increases begin on March 1, 2021. Nightly/Daily Rates will be $20.00

Where is Houchin Ferry Campground located?

The Houchin Ferry Campground is located at Mammoth Cave National Park Po Box 7 in Mammoth Cave,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Houchin Ferry Campground have tent or RV camping?

Houchin Ferry Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 270-758-2180 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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