• 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.

  • Road Resurfacing Project

    Possible 15 minute traffic delays due to road resurfacing project in the park.

Volunteer

Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs)
Volunteers come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America’s natural and cultural heritage. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.

The protection, preservation and interpretation of Carlsbad Caverns National Park’s world-class resources would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Volunteer positions are coordinated locally through the park’s volunteer coordinator. For information on current volunteer opportunities, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220

Phone: 575.785.2232, dial '0' and ask for the VIP Coordinator

For more park and volunteer information, please visit the park website: www.nps.gov/cave.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Many park volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association. For more information, visit www.thesca.org.

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.