Carlsbad Caverns National Park Sights

Rattlesnake Springs

  • Hwy. 418 Map It
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 08/08/2014

Fodor's Review

Enormous cottonwood trees shade the picnic and recreation area at this cool, secluded oasis near Black River. The rare desert wetland harbors butterflies, mammals, and reptiles, as well as 90% of the park's 330 bird species. Don't let the name scare you; there may be rattlesnakes here, but no more than at any similar site in the Southwest. Restroom facilities are available, but overnight camping and parking are not allowed.

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Hwy. 418, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, 88220, United States

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Published 08/08/2014


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