Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flood Recovery continues at Mammoth Cave National Park

More than three weeks after storms and heavy rains, Mammoth Cave National Park staff continue to assess damages and make repairs, where possible, following the flood that hit the park on the first two days of May.

The canoe launch and picnic area are now open at Dennison Ferry day use area, Joppa Ridge Road has reopened, and all cave tours are operating on their normal schedule and along traditional routes. Houchin Ferry remains closed. Houchin Ferry Road South is open, but only for access to the river. The pavilion picnic tables floated away and the campground is in disrepair. Houchin Ferry campground still needs a significant amount of work.

Though park trails on both sides of Green River were impacted by the flood, Cedar Sink is the only trail in the park that is closed. Ugly Creek/Little Jordan Road suffered washout damage and is closed between Wilkerson Cemetery and Little Jordan Cemetery.

For more information on hiking at Mammoth Cave, please click here.


Jeff
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