It's been quite a while since we took our kids to Carlsbad Caverns. There was a lot of detail we did not remember. This cave is HUGE! Nuff said!
We chose to take the natural entrance just because there is a LOT more to see.. Once we arrived at the main room where the store used to be, it was pretty sad to see everything closed. I don't if it's because of Covid, or they just didn't want a lot of people here.
We did have to make reservations to see Carlsbad. It was free, but they limit the amount of people in the caverns. We passed about 20 other couples on the trails, but didn't see many people. That itself was very nice.
We couldn't determine which were our favorite, so I'm posting them all. Enjoy!
Stay details: Sunset Reef Campground: We found. acute little dispersed campground that was actually a large parking lot. No hookups, but free and had a bathroom. We had a huge windstorm here, and we actually left our City of Rocks location early because we knew we'd run into a LOT of wind.. 60mph to be exact! So we came here early, set out all the stabilizers we could, and hunkered down. It was 2 full days of 30-40mph constant winds, with gusts of up to 55mph. I must say it was definitely scary, but we made it through without any damage. Praise God!
Anyway, this campground holds about 30 RVs and has 10 tent pads. People can only stay 5 days, so most people come here to visit Carlsbad (which was our reason). We can even see Carlsbad visitor center from here, just 5 miles away!