Carlsbad Caverns National Park News
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Carlsbad Caverns Offers Rock of Ages Lantern Tours in December
November 21, 2023 | 1:17 pm
In December, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will offer visitors the opportunity to experience Carlsbad Cavern and its colorful history during the Rock of Ages Lantern Tours.
Preventative Fire Measures Lifted
September 5, 2023 | 9:23 am
Effective immediately, all preventive fire measures have been lifted due to recent monsoon rain.
Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Increased Fire Danger
June 23, 2023 | 10:53 am
Due to high to extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will implement preventative measures beginning on June 24.
Carlsbad Caverns Begins Centennial Celebration
March 8, 2023 | 11:37 am
October 25, 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Closed During Upcoming Holidays
November 23, 2022 | 1:46 pm
Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be closed on November 24, December 25, and January 1. This includes the visitor center, cavern, roads, and trails.
Additional Restrictions Implemented Due to Extreme Fire Danger
May 24, 2022 | 12:00 am
Extreme fire danger continues to affect Carlsbad Caverns National Park and new restrictions have been implemented as of May 25.
Additional Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Increasing Fire Danger
April 21, 2022 | 8:32 am
As a result of increasing fire danger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, overnight camping is prohibited, permitting of overnight backcountry trips is suspended, and propane stoves are prohibited. The previously issued preventative measures remain in effect.
Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Extreme Fire Danger
April 14, 2022 | 10:57 am
Due to extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will implement preventative measures beginning on April 15.
Successful Operation to Remove Blasting Caps from Remote Cave
March 22, 2022 | 10:17 am
Rangers at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, assisted by multiple federal and local agencies, conducted an operation to investigate and remove six boxes labeled “blasting caps” from Ogle Cave.
Carmen Chapin Selected as Superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns National Park
January 6, 2022 | 10:00 am
National Park Service Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of Carmen Chapin as superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.