Allow more time to visit and expect lines for small elevators while large elevator system is renovated. Walking exit is steep.
Cave Lighting Project
We are undergoing a year-long lighting project in the cavern. Please be aware of caution tape along pathways inside the cave and use due care.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park -- Executive Order
Executive Order No. 5370 — Withdrawal of Public Lands for Classification
Under authority of the act of Congress approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 847), as amended by the act of August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. 497), and subject to the conditions therein expressed, it is hereby ordered that the public lands within the following areas in the State of New Mexico, described in the act of Congress approved May 14, 1930 (Public, No. 216), be, and the same are hereby, temporarily withdrawn in aid of classification, subject to valid existing claims:
New Mexico Principal Meridian
In T. 24 S., R. 22 E., secs. 1, 12, and 13;
This order shall continue in full force and effect unless and until revoked by the President or by act of Congress.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Did You Know?
Scientists are studying "extremophile" microbes in the highly protected and almost pristine Lechuguilla Cave that are leading scientists towards generating a possible cure for cancer.