Rattlesnake Springs, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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  • September 24, 2017
    As soon as we made the final turn into Rattlesnake Springs we saw a flock of turkeys and a couple mule deer. The springs are a little anticlimactic, but the nearby picnic area was a great place for us...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    We went to Rattlesnake Springs in the hopes of seeing some wildlife since it is the only water around for miles. We did see a flock of turkeys, a few mule deer, and a number of vocal frogs, but not mu...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    My husband and I went to the Rattlesnake Springs late afternoon on a Friday. The spring feed pond was very pretty and had lots of fish. Several turkeys and many rabbits were hanging out around the pon...  more »

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Where to stay in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The only option for sleeping within Carlsbad Caverns National Park is to grab a free permit and pitch your own tent in the backcountry. You can, however, find a handful of places to stay in White's City, which sits at the park's entrance. Here you'll find campgrounds, a few economy hotels, a couple of dining establishments, and other entertainment options. About 40 km (25 mi) up the road, the small city of Carlsbad offers more choice for accommodations. Hotels here tend to show their age, but most are clean.
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