Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a series of connected caverns with countless formations that decorate huge chambers including the easily accessible Big Room covering eight acres with a 250 foot high ceiling. The park contains at least 113 separate caves, including the nation’s deepest limestone cave, over 1,600 feet, and fourth longest.
Carlsbad Caverns was proclaimed Carlsbad Cave National Monument on October 25, 1923 and became Carlsbad Caverns National Park on May 14, 1930. Carlsbad Caverns was also designated a World Heritage Site on December 9, 1995.
Acreage-46,766 Federal: 46,427 Nonfederal: 339 Wilderness area: 33,125