It’s Bat Appreciation Month – Head to Carlsbad Caverns

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It’s Bat Appreciation Month and there’s no better place to take in the bats than Carlsbad Caverns! Did you know that Carlsbad Caverns is growing?

The Carlsbad Caverns have been explored for more than a century but continue to surprise explorers as they uncover new areas to the cave system, like the discovery of Halloween Hall  (below) in 2013. The most exciting part of the Halloween Hall discovery is that there may be much more of Carlsbad Caves to explore.

Carlsbad  Halloween Cave





























Carlsbad Bat Flight




If seeing the bat flight is the reason for your visit, be aware that the bats migrate in winter. They inhabit the caves from Mid-April through October. July and August is a fun time to visit as the baby bats are beginning to join in the night hunt for insects.








The Left Hand Tunnel

The Left Hand Tunnel tour is a historic candle-lit lantern tour through an undeveloped section of the cave on unpaved trails, much like it looked when discovered

Learn the history of the discovery and development of Carlsbad Cave National Park with a guided tour. The trails are sometimes steep and slippery and sturdy hiking boots are required. No backpacks allowed. Check for other restrictions.




Other major attractions like White Sands National Park, the Sun Spot Observatory in Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ski Ruidoso, Cloudcroft and other cities that are in mountainous areas.


Carlsbad KOA




For easy access to the Caverns and other attractions in this area of southern New Mexico, park your RV at the Carlsbad KOA. Located halfway between Carlsbad and Artesia, the campground features 104 sites, all pull through, with 30/50 amp. A couple of very nice touches are the Premium Patio Buddy sites and the BBQ Dinner you can order and have delivered to your site!



Other amenities at the campground include:

6000 Sq. Ft. Clubhouse

Campground Store


Swimming Pool

Hot Tub



Exercise Room

Tanning Room

Playground for the Children

Carlsbad Caverns is something everyone should see in their lifetime. It’s an amazing trip!