Sister Parks Open on December 26

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Date: December 19, 2014

                 Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains Open on December 26

Carlsbad, NM and Pine Springs, TX –President Obama recently issued an Executive Order declaring Friday, December 26 a paid federal holiday to allow federal employees an extra day to celebrate with their families. Superintendents in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park have announced that both parks will be open on Friday the 26 under regular winter operating hours.

At Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Pine Springs Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You may reach the visitor center at 915- 828-3251 x2124, or visit the park's website at

Carlsbad Caverns will be open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For general information, you may call 575-785-2232 or visit the park's website at

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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