MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – Joppa Church in Mammoth Cave National Park is now designated as a day-use area. Vandalism to the church building in the last year has caused the park to limit its availability to the public to daylight hours only.
“Joppa Church is a valued cultural asset to the park and the surrounding community,” said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. “Joppa Church and its cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, important as being representative of religion and funerary practices from 1900-1949. The park is committed to their protection and preservation.”
“We are asking the public to help us keep watch on Joppa Church, and all park resources,” said Chief Ranger Lora Peppers. “Please report suspicious activity to our law enforcement staff at 270-758-2115.”