Repairs to the Green River ferry will necessitate closure of the upstream section of Green River within Mammoth Cave National Park September 27-29, 2016. No floodplain permits for overnight camping on the river will be issued September 26-29. The closure is for the safety of park visitors and park workers.
Park staff plan to install a new engine on the ferryboat and new cables. The ferry is tethered to cables that span the river, both upstream and downstream of the ferryboat. There will be periods when the cables may be underwater or just above the water’s surface as the old cables are removed and the new cables are installed.
“To ensure the safety of visitors and park staff, we will not allow any traffic on the river at or upstream of the Green River Crossing during this period,” said Acting Superintendent Lizzie Watts. “The gate at Dennison Ferry Road will be closed, and we will not allow any put-ins or take-outs at Green River ferry. Houchin Ferry boat ramp will remain open for river use below Green River Crossing.”
The ferry will reopen as soon as the work is complete. For current information of ferry operation, please telephone 270-758-2166.