• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • 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.

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?

Soda straws in Carlsbad Cavern.

Most of the formations—or speleothems—found inside Carlsbad Cavern today were active and growing during the last ice age when instead of having a desert above the cave, there were pine forests.