• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

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  • Frijole Ranch, McKittrick Canyon and Williams Ranch Rd - CLOSED

    McKittrick Canyon, Frijole Ranch and the Williams Ranch Road are all closed due to high water levels. Dark Canyon Rd (Highway 408) leading to Dog Canyon is also closed. For more information, call the Pine Springs Visitors center at 915-828-3251


CCGMA bookstore at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Visitors enjoy the small bookstore in the Headquarters Visitor Center at Pine Springs.
NPS Photo

The Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association (CCGMA) is a private, non-profit organization whose main objectives are to provide interpretation for the park visitor and to support the purposes and mission of the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the lands related to them in New Mexico and west Texas. To date, CCGMA has donated over $3.5 million to both Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.

The goals of CCGMA are accomplished through educational programs using a variety of educational media and scientific investigations resulting in a greater appreciation of those resources being conserved for this and future generations.

Consider joining CCGMA. Membership cost per year is $25.00. As a member you will receive a 15% discount on all purchases. This discount is extended to several cooperating associations of other national parks as well. You will also receive the CCGMA newsletter and the VIsitor Guide for Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (2 issues per year). In addition to these benefits, you will receive a free book on the works of artist Clark Cox or a coffee mug. Most importantly, your contribution helps further our mission of providing aid to these parks. CCGMA has two retail bookstore outlets located at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains.

Charitable contributions designated to support the Guadalupe Mountains National Park interpretive program to produce and upgrade publications, or provide equipment to improve visitor services can also be made to CCGMA.

To learn more, shop on-line, or to become a member, visit www.ccgma.org.

You can also contact us at:
PO Box 1417
Carlsbad, NM 88220
575-785-2318 (Fax)

Did You Know?

Flowers of the desert willow are perfectly formed for the fat, rounded bodies of bees.

The long narrow leaves of the desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) gives it its common name, but it is not a true willow. It is beautiful when in bloom, and provides valuable nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other insects.