Scenic Loop Road Closed
The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to flood damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect access to the visitor center or the cave.
All Camping & Backcountry Caving Suspended Until Further Notice
All camping and backcountry/recreational caving in the park has been suspended until further notice due to flood damage on backcountry roads and trails.
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described in the act of Congress approved May 14, 1930 (Public, No. 216), be, and the same are hereby, temporarily withdrawn in aid of classification, subject to valid existing claims: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.