Carlsbad Caverns National Park is comprised of both private land and public land. The private land encompasses 339 acres of land while the public land encompasses 46,766 acres of land. The park is located in Eddy County, New Mexico and the closest city to this park is Carlsbad, New Mexico. The exact address of the park is approximately 18 miles southwest of Carlsbad which is accessible using US Highway 62/180.
The area where the park is now was proclaimed a national monument on October 25, 1923. Later, on May 14, 1930, the area was established as a National Park, and in December 1995 the site was designated as a World Heritage Site. One of the main attractions of this park is the Carlsbad Cavern that is open to the public throughout the year along with hundreds of other caves that are located within the park.
Besides the natural splendor at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you could also get to enjoy several recreational activities at the park including hiking, auto touring, self-guided and guided cave tours, and camping. Additionally, you could also bring your dog to the park for some fun and recreational activities.
If you choose to bring your dog to the park, you should be aware that some rules must be followed. For example, you must ensure that your dog is always leashed (leash must not be more than six feet long) or that your dog is in a secured enclosure at all times.
Additionally, you should be aware of the areas that your dog can access. Most park buildings, hiking trails, or backcountry areas are strictly prohibited areas for dogs and other pets, but you are generally allowed to go into most areas of the park as long as you and your dog to not cause disruptions to the ecology.