Houchin Ferry Campground

Mammoth Cave National Park



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.


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

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

Charges & Cancellations

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