Mammoth Cave, Kentucky: Itty-Bitty River Ferry

A tiny ferry, pulled by cable, can haul two cars (or one big truck) at a time across the Green River, which is about 50 feet wide. In business since 1934.

Address:
Green River Ferry Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
Directions:
I-65 exit 48. Turn west onto Hwy 255. Drive 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 70. Drive 2.5 miles. Continue straight onto Mammoth Cave Pkwy. Drive 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Green River Ferry Rd. Drive 1.5 miles to ferry.
Hours:
Daily 6:30 AM - 10 PM (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
270-758-2166
Admission:
Free
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Itty-Bitty River Ferry

You want to make sure to make the ferry by 9:50 pm, per advice from the park rangers. That is the last trip across.

[Brooke Chesson-Riedel, 11/25/2016]

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Itty-Bitty River Ferry

There is a very small car ferry that crosses the Green River in Mammoth Cave National Park. Opened in 1934, the ferry is attached to a cable as it crosses the river. It can transport up to two vehicles at a time, has a maximum weight limit of 8 tons, and no vehicle can exceed 16 feet in length. There has long been talk of building a bridge to replace it, but because of the small traffic volume along the road, and the concern that a bridge would damage the environment and natural beauty of the area, it will probably never be built.

The ferry operates every day except Christmas. It is closed during times of high water, or when the river is frozen, so in winter and spring it's best to call ahead.

[signmanjoe, 12/06/2014]

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