Mammoth Cave Courses


Most Karst Field Studies courses are headquartered at Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning at Hamilton Valley located just outside of Mammoth Cave National Park. Course participants may choose to stay in the Hamilton Valley facility bunk houses or camp on the research center grounds. The cost for camping or staying in a bunk house is $14 per day. Space will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Hamilton Valley facility has 10 bunkrooms that hold 4 bunks each. The main building has restrooms, showers, and wireless internet. A full kitchen is also available for cooking. You must supply your own food. Basic kitchen utensils, pots and pans, and appliances are available for use. Internet is available in the main living area of the facility (access is not available in bunk rooms). You are expected to bring your own toiletries, towels, bed linens (twin size), and pillow with you to use at Hamilton Valley.


Accommodations are also available at local motels in either Cave City or at Park-Mammoth Resort in Park City, Kentucky. Participants wishing to stay in Cave City or Park City must make their own reservations. Please fill out the accommodation request form even if you are planning on making your own arrangements. View the form.

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