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Headquarters Campground

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Hamilton, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will highly recommend staying here! Campsites were clean. Plenty of room between sites. Campers were respectful of space and quiet. Restrooms were clean. Camp store was close and stocked amazingly! Within a short distance to plenty of attractions.

Thank TJacobs113
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had a great tent site, very peaceful setting. The Boyscouts had a great time in the caves, plenty of scouting around. Thank goodness for showers. There was also a laundry. Camp store was good, has essentials and some souvenirs. Only one complaint: the two female campers next to us reported us to the Rangers, said we were smoking pot...

1Thank 04Beau99
Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent a few nights on Loop B while visiting the caves. This loop is specifically for tent camping so there weren't any RVs (and the noise they bring). It was quiet and peaceful as there were so few people. The loop's bath house was clean (always a plus). The only negative was that we had to go to the...

1Thank blare246
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A weekend of simple tent camping went great. Campsite was spacious enough for our 6-person tent, a couple bikes and our minivan (which was on a paved driveway spur). The firepit was cleaned out before our arrival. The poured concrete picnic table was in good condition. The campground is heavily forested. A wonderful setting, calming yet inspiring. Every family really...

1Thank TheTravelingDad
Lake City, Florida
Reviewed 6 July 2016

First of all, there is no electricity - so either stay temperate times of the year if you don't have a generator, or else, prepare to run the a/c from generator 6 am to 10 pm. Or run the heat in winter - Kentucky can get cold, even though it is "down south". There is no water to the site,...

3Thank Joe B
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Campground is beautiful and well kept however we paid $3 for the dirtiest most disgusting shower I have ever seen at any campground let alone a National Park! Bathrooms in campground are extremely well maintained and air conditioned. Must be maintained by different companies!

2Thank lizzymgee
Peru, Illinois
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Loop C and D were 1st come 1st serve. $20 per night for tent camping. It rained the both nights we camped. We had site 109 and stayed high and dry. Other sites weren't as fortunate. 109 was 50 yards away from the bathrooms. The bathrooms were newer and clean. There is a pay shower at the camp store. You...

5Thank Erin L
Reviewed 30 April 2016

These are wonderful natural facilities.staff and , rangers are welcoming and helpful . The natural environment is stunning and awesome! Pros. A well,equipped shop with good coffee A post office with the. most helpful and welcoming manager I've encountered in any country. Free fire wood Great wifi Nature in all her glory! Quite and peaceful campground Cons. Basic stuff- lacking...

Thank BandMK
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Nice standard national park campground. We never saw a single ranger, it was all self registration. Great tent pads and people respected quiet hours. Nice to be able to gather your own wood for campfires...We only found that out because the store that sold wood closed way earlier than we thought...

2Thank FamilyAdventuresMN
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We have camped here as a family on five seperate occasions and we're always very satisfied. The lots are very large and it is quiet, peaceful and clean. Hiking trails come right up to the campground. There are also miles of bike paths and bicycles are available for rent at the camp store. Rangers also do campfire talks some evenings...

Thank JillSH2016

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Address: P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259-0007
Region: United States > Kentucky > Mammoth Cave National Park
Number of rooms: 111
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“sites 91 and 93 have full hooks on a first come first served basis”
davida70, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Look at a campsite map and try to stay away from the main road and find a spot further into the camp ground.”
Bart-Reid, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“When I booked, I wanted a group site but they were sold out. So we took other sites in the "group loop". If we go again, I'd look for a site away from the first loop, so it'd have more privacy from the road.”
ElaineH648, 22 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Ask to drive around the loop to choose your campsite. Some sites are better for pitching a tent, some are better for a drive-through RV, some closer to the bathrooms, etc.”
sandvirginia, 26 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Ask to drive through and pick out your favorite spot before reserving. Lots of great sites to choose from!”
LordOfTheRooms, 26 Sep 2011 | Read review
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