Carlsbad Caverns National Park News
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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.
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.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Closed During Upcoming Holidays
November 11, 2021 | 2:34 pm
Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be closed on November 25, December 25, and January 1. This includes the visitor center, cavern, entrance gates to vehicles for public safety, and all park roads and trails.
Carlsbad Caverns Implements Precautions to Prevent Spread of White-Nose Syndrome
May 22, 2021 | 3:54 pm
In April 2021, Pd (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) the fungus that causes White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in bats, was detected on hibernating bats and cave walls in two eastern New Mexico caves in Lincoln and DeBaca County.
Preventative Measure Implemented Due to Increased Fire Danger
April 2, 2021 | 9:02 am
Due to increased fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measure--Using park provided fire/charcoal grills or personal fire/charcoal grills is prohibited at Rattlesnake Springs Picnic Area.
Virtually Experience the Rock of Ages Program
December 12, 2020 | 4:20 pm
On December 19, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will begin to release nine podcasts to experience the Rock of Ages Program. Two radio theater episodes will be released each weekend for five weeks and made available on the park’s website.