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.
Support Your Park
Public support is a critical component in the management of the natural and cultural resources in the care of the National Park Service. No other federal agency relies as heavily on the generosity and kindness of its visitors, and we thank you for your past support and look forward to future partnerships.
You can make a gift to benefit the park either directly to the National Park Service or through our primary nonprofit, tax exempt support organization, Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains National Parks Association (CCGMA). CCGMA operates the Cavern Bookstore in the visitor center and rents audio guides for the self-guided cave tours.
Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. Donations may be made by check or money order made payable to: "National Park Service" Send to: Superintendent, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 3225 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220
From volunteering to shopping in the CCGMA bookstore, you can support Carlsbad Caverns National Park in many ways:
Did You Know?
The limestone rock that holds Carlsbad Cavern is full of ocean fossil plants and animals from a time before the dinosaurs when the southeastern corner of New Mexico was a coastline similar to the Florida Keys.