Last updated: April 2, 2018
Alerts & Conditions
Extreme Fire DangerDue to extreme fire danger, the unpaved Walnut Canyon Desert Drive is closed and the following are prohibited: 1) smoking, except inside vehicles, 2) charcoal fires, and 3) open flames and cooking stoves in the backcountry. The main park road is OPEN.
Items Worn or Used in Other Caves Not AllowedA disease know as White-nose Syndrome is killing bats in North America. To prevent it from spreading to our bats, do not wear shoes, clothing, or bring any gear into any cave at Carlsbad Caverns National Park that were in another cave.
Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) Are ProhibitedThe use of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, is prohibited within Carlsbad Caverns National Park.