Carlsbad Caverns National Park effective 11/16/2020
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is Modifying Operations
to Implement Latest Health Guidance CARLSBAD, New Mexico—The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is as follows:
Open: Park roads, desert trails, and picnic areas
Closed: Cavern and visitor center, including the gift shop, restaurant, and bookstore
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders (New Mexico Department of Health), practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.