• 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.

  • 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.

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?

Bowl flax.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains one of the few protected portions of the northern Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.