Fire restrictions are in place at the park. Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited. Gas/propane cooking stoves are allowed for cooking only. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited except in an enclosed vehicle. Park staff urges you to reserve cave tickets online in advance to guarantee your tour. Thank you.

Cabins

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 Camp at Kartchner Caverns

Every Tuesday in June   3:30 to 5 p.m.

Are you looking for something to keep your kids active and engaged this summer? Then look no further than Kartchner Caverns State Park! Every Tuesday in June, Kartchner Caverns State Park, in partnership with the City of Benson Parks & Recreation Department, will host an afternoon of activities, education, and fun for kids of all ages.  READ MORE

Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours!

June 23, July 21, August 25, September 22, October 20, November 24, December 22   4:30 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to take photos of the amazing underground world of Kartchner Caverns? Here's your chance! Arizona State Parks and Trails now offers an opportunity to take photos inside the cave every month. Registration for this tour is $125 per person.  READ MORE

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Bats

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 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Discovery Center

December 19 - May 31
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

June 1 - December 18
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

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.