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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

Currently, Carlsbad Caverns National Park requires reservations to enter the cavern. The below source link has detailed information about cavern reservations and a link to make reservations online. Reservations are NOT available in person at the park. The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of New Mexico and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of New Mexico and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 27, 2021
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Maps & Documents

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Cave Cutaway Map - From Park Brochure
Cave Cutaway Map
From Park Brochure
2018 screen-viewable file
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2018 screen-viewable file
9.83 MB
2018 print production file
200.07 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
2018 high-resolution background art
172.83 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Park Map - From Park Brochure
Park Map
From Park Brochure
2017 screen-viewable file
37.83 KB
2017 screen-viewable file
202.50 KB
2017 print production file
1.26 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
1994 high-resolution shaded relief file
172.83 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.