• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • 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.

  • Rattlesnake Springs Area Closed

    Rattlesnake Springs area will remain closed through the weekend (9-28-14) due to hazardous road conditions and downed trees caused by torrential rains.

  • All Camping Suspended Until Further Notice

    All camping in the park has been suspended until further notice due to flood damage on backcountry roads and trails.

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:

Public Affairs Specialist
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220

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?

Lake Chandelier in Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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.