Houchins Ferry Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Houchins Ferry Campground is the only campground at Mammoth Cave National Park open year-round. It’s located away from the bulk of the park’s action, and is thus less visited and less used. A ferry operates adjacent to the campground, which is stretched out along a flat about 30 feet above the Green River. Hardwoods shade the camping area, which is backed by a steep hill rising away from the Green.
The understory is open and grassy. A gravel loop road leads past the water spigot and screened vault toilets to enter the camping area. The initial eight sites are directly riverside. Landscaping timbers delineate each campsite. Come to a small auto turnaround, where a couple more campsites are situated and have the most privacy. The final two campsites are away from the river and are well distanced from each other. Across from the campground, there is a brick picnic pavilion with two fireplaces, which could come in handy on rainy days. With only twelve sites, this small recreation area can only get so busy. The campground fills on summer weekends. Anglers and locals make return visits."