Bear Hunters: The 2016 archery/crossbow season for black bears opens this Saturday October 22.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549  after 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

Houchins Ferry (Mammoth Cave National Park)

Houchins Ferry (Mammoth Cave National Park):

This site is usable by all trailed boats. When launching boats be careful not to interrupt the operation of the ferry. All boats should be launched and loaded on the downstream side of the ferry. A paved parking lot is available at the top of the ramp with boat trailer parking. Security lights, restrooms, picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches and grills are available at this location. A river side campground is also available for anglers.



  • Location: Edmonson County, KY
  • Ramp Type: Any light trailerable recreational boat
  • Ramp Fee: No
  • Latitude: 37.2024
  • Longitude: -86.2376
  • Capacity: 25 or Less
  • Ramp Surface: Paved
  • Launch Lanes: Single
  • Parking: Paved
  • Courtesy Dock: No


  • Boat Ramp: Year Round - Limited Hours
  • Shoreline: Year Round - Limited Hours
  • Cleaning Station: None
  • Restrooms: Year Round - 24 Hours
  • Picnic Area: Year Round - 24 Hours
  • Camping: Year Round - 24 Hours
  • Marina: None
  • Lodging: Year Round - 24 Hours
  • Retail: Year Round - Limited Hours
  • Handicap Restrooms: None
  • Handicap Parking: None
  • Handicap Ramp: None
  • Handicap Pier: None