Rattlesnake Springs, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Rattlesnake Springs is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Put Rattlesnake Springs and other Carlsbad Caverns National Park attractions into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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 »
  • Not only a nice spot for birding and a picnic - but a place to let your dog play and stretch their legs. Also the Springs is so clear and quiet. Drive slow and you may see many animals. We spotted mul...  more »
  • One of the Carlsbad Caverns rangers suggested visiting this spot to view birdlife. My husband and I packed a picnic and spent an hour watching the wild turkeys, vermillion flycatchers and cotton-tail ...  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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