National Park

Carlsbad Caverns Dog Policy

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is Not Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Carlsbad Caverns has 117 caves, the longest of which is over 120 miles (190 km) long. The Big Room is almost 4,000 feet (1,200 m) long, and the caves are home to over 400,000 Mexican free-tailed bats and sixteen other species. Above ground are the Chihuahuan Desert and Rattlesnake Springs.[1]

While Carlsbad Caverns is not very dog friendly, and doesn't allow any dogs in the caverns themselves, there is a convenient kennel in the park. The kennel can be used for day use, and is $10/day. You can bring your dog's own bedding. They will only be provided water during the day. Please see the detailed NPS pet policy for more information.

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Pet Policy Details
Has Kennel
73 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on any unpaved park trails or offroad.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on paved roads on a 6' leash.

Location & Map

New Mexico

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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