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Carlsbad Caverns National Park News

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  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Areas Closed Due to Recent Rain and Flooding at Carlsbad Caverns

    August 25, 2022 | 12:00 am

    Due to trail erosion from recent rain and flooding, the park's wilderness areas and backcountry trails are closed until assessments and repairs can be completed.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Park Evacuates Due to Flash Flooding

    August 21, 2022 | 8:31 am

    On August 20, a flash flood occurred in the park with 20 foot deep water flowing across sections of the main road.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Carlsbad Caverns Lifts Some Fire Restrictions Due to Recent Rain

    June 30, 2022 | 7:47 am

    During the past two weeks, Carlsbad Caverns National Park received 2.26 inches of rain, reducing the fire danger. As a result, effective July 1, the park will lift some fire restrictions.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Tourism to Carlsbad Caverns National Park Creates $27.4 Million in Economic Benefits

    June 24, 2022 | 10:09 am

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 349,244 visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 2021 spent $25.1 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 312 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $27.4 million.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov