Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or historic buildings. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. New tour restrictions in place - please see the tour page for more info. Parking may be limited. FIRE BAN in effect - no campfires or smoking (except in an enclosed vehicle).


Camping just got comfortable! Enjoy a private cabin amongst the scenic beauty of Kartchner Caverns State Park. Sit on the porch and take in the wildlife or explore the surrounding trails. Your cabin awaits.

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Programs & Events

Summer Sunset Hike

Sept. 12   Times vary

Hike through the beautiful Whetstone Mountains at sunset on the Ocotillo Trail or the Foothills Loop Trail!  READ MORE

Foothills Loop Hiking Series

Sept. 12 | Nov. 14   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join a ranger for a guided hike along the Foothills Loop Trail. The trail¬†climbs across rocky terrain of the limestone hill north of the cave and descends into the¬†wash that follows the fault between the Whetstone Block and the San Pedro Block.  READ MORE



As snow flurries fly across the Whetstone Mountains and San Pedro Valley, Kartchner Caverns State Park rangers thoughts begin to turn to warm, furry, little creatures that fly the summer night skies in the park.

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Park and Facility Hours

Gates are closed from 10:00 pm. - 6:00 am.

Discovery Center

May 19 - December 6
8:00 am. - 6:00 pm.

December 7 - May 18
8:30 am. - 5:30 pm.

Holiday Hours


8:00 am. – 2:00 pm.

Christmas Eve

8:00 am. – 2:00 pm.





Park Entrance Fee

Per vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/bicycle: $3.00

Cave tour tickets are extra. Entrance fee waived for cave tour and campsite reservations.