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Punta Gorda, Florida
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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... More 

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Ohio
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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,... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

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Peru, Illinois
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60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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... More 

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London
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164 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 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... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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...

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We stayed here in late September 2014 on our way out west. We stayed here a couple days and did the mammoth cave tour, which was really kind of busy. The campground itself is very nice and private, with a clean bathroom! None of the sites had electric hook ups, so you will need your boon docking battery power! We... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The campground is very well kept and clean. The Rangers are very friendly and helpful! We visited over spring break, so the campground was not very full, which made for a very relaxing and peaceful trip!

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Address: P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
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”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles LordOfTheRooms, 26 Sep 2011 | Read review
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