Carlsbad Caverns see visitation drop in March

Carlsbad Caverns

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Apparently Carlsbad Caverns is not a favorite spring break stop this year.

According to the Carlsbad Current-Argus the number of visitors last month was extremely low compared to years past.

The good news is January and February were really good months for the caverns.

Officials are hoping it’s not another year like 2011 when attendance hit rock bottom with only 365,000 people visiting the entire year.

The national park is used to seeing more than 400,000 visitors every year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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