The Discovery Center is closed. All events and group gatherings have been cancelled or postponed through May 8. Tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park have been cancelled through May 8. Parking may be limited.


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

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Sign Language Saturday Cave Tours

April 11   9:40 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

Come out and see the caves! Arizona State Parks and Trails is excited to announce our new Sign Language Saturdays. We will be offering tours joined by a sign language interpreter to help make the experience the most fun and educational for those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.  READ MORE

Foothills Loop Hiking Series

May 9 | 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.