The Rules of the Park
While in the backcountry of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, please observe these Leave No Trace priciples:
Stay on established trails—short-cutting and cliff-climbing is dangerous and causes erosion.
Human waste should be deposited (not buried) at least 300 feet from any cave, trail, or water source.
Pack out all trash—your own and any you find, including toilet paper.
Camp at least 300 feet away from any cave entrance, road, trail, or water source. Be sure you are out of sight and sound of these areas, as well.
Campfires are not permitted within the park boundaries. Use a containerized fuel stove instead.
There are no vehicle or RV camping areas in the park. Overnight parking and/or camping is not permitted in any parking lot or other developed area.
Do not clear soil or vegetation, or dig trenches around tents.
Pets are not permitted on park trails or in the backcountry.
Have an up-to-date trail guide or map with topographic lines.
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