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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Travel Guide

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Carlsbad Caverns National Park? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Camping in Carlsbad Caverns

Backcountry camping is by permit only. No campfires allowed in the park, and all camping is hike-to. Commercial sites can be found in White...

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A Long Way Down

The newest discovery in Carlsbad Caverns National Park is Lechuguilla Cave, the deepest limestone cave in the United States. Scientists began...

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Plants and Wildlife in Carlsbad Caverns

Without a doubt, the park's most prominent and popular residents are Brazilian free-tailed bats. These bats have bodies that barely span a woman...

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Top Reasons to Go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

400,000 hungry bats: From mid-May to late October, bats wing to and from the caverns in a swirling, visible tornado. Take a guided tour through...

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