Hart County Recreation


Mammoth Cave National Park
(270) 758-2180

1-65 exit 53, W. on KY 70 from Cave City, 1-65 exit 48, W. on S. Entrance Rd. from Park City. 52,830 surface land acres in Edmonson, Barren & Hart County's., S. of Nolin River Lake. Discovered about 1798, it was named a National Park in 1941. Mammoth Cave is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site and is the core area of an International Biosphere Reserve. Open year-round.

Park Features: Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system ever discovered on earth, with over 350 ml. charted on 5 levels. Mammoth Cave lies beneath 4 ridges, Flint Ridge, Joppa Ridge, Mammoth Cave Ridge and Toohey Ridge. 2 ferries cross the Green Riser, Houchins Ferry & Mammoth Cave Ferry, boat ramps. Fishing is permitted in the park without a license. Hunting is prohibited.

Surface activities, evening programs and guided walks, seasonal. Visitor Center open year-round, 7:30 am-7 pm in summer; 8 am -5 pm in winter, Central Time.


Nolin Lake State Park
(270) 286-4240

KY 728 to KY 1827, N. Of Mammoth Cave National Park. Nolin Lake, a popular boating and fishing lake, is the centerpiece of this new 333 acre park. Nolin Lake extends 30-39 miles into Edmonson, Grayson & Hardin Cos. Fishing, boating, camping. Nolin River Dam, N. Of Brownsville off KY 259. 166 ft. high, 980 ft. Long. U.S. Army Crops of Engineers.

Park Features: Beach, ramp, picnic area, prim. Camping.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park
(270)646-2151 or 1-800-325-0057

12 mi. SW. of Glasgow off US 31E, S. of Cumberland Pkwy. 2,187 acres. Open year-round. 10,000 acre lake.

Park Features: Lodge pool, riding stables, nature trails, marina, ramp, fishing, basketball, shuffleboard, ping pong, beach, bath-house, playgrounds, picnic shelter, hndcp. acc.

Lodging: Lodge & cottages open year-round. Lodge, 51 rooms. Dinning, meeting & recreation rooms, gift shop. Cottages, 22 two bedroom executive units. Reservations 1-800-325-0057.

Camping: Apr. 1-Oct. 31.99 sites with util., serv. bldgs.

Golf & Tennis: Regulation 18 holes, pro shop, rental clubs & carts; 2 lighted courts.


American Cave Museum/ Hidden River Cave
(270) 786-1466
I-65 exit 58, E. Main St., downtown Horse Cave. 45 min. Guided cave tour, cave exploration, history, groundwater and geology exhibits. Zipline and rappelling activities also available. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Open daily year-round.

Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve
(270) 524-0101
Entrance off 31W. 1 mile south of Munfordville

Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak
(270) 774-7883
Offers canoe and kayak trips on the Green River ranging in length from 3 to 12 miles. Canoe trips are offered year round weather permitting, group rates and guided tours available.

Cub Run Cave
(270) 524-1443 or (270) 524-1444
Reopened in 2006 after being sealed for 55 years! Includes cave tour and gift shop. Approximately 13 miles from Munfordville on Highway 88.

Dennison's Roadside Market
(270) 786-1663
Located on Hwy 31E. Offers bedding plants, trees, fresh produce, and Kentucky Proud and primitive decor items. Family fun.

Hart County Historical Museum
(270) 524-0101
Main St., Munfordville. Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, family history, early farm tools, genealogy.


Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
I-65 exit 58. Animal exhibits, 45 min. Guided cave tour. Cafe, gift shops.