Allow more time to visit and expect lines for small elevators while large elevator system is renovated. Walking exit is steep.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Freedom Of Information Act
All requests for information about Carlsbad Caverns National Park made through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be submitted to the park's Public Affairs Specialist.
Please direct all correspondence to:
For more information on how to file a FOIA request, please visit the Department of the Interior's Freedom of Information Act Program website at www.doi.gov/foia.
Did You Know?
Jim White is the cowboy credited with being the premier explorer of Carlsbad Cavern. He began to explore the cave as a teenager in 1898, using a handmade wire ladder to decend 60 feet into the cave. For more than a decade, he couldn't convince many locals that there was much to Carlsbad Cavern.