CAVE TOURS BY RESERVATION ONLY - please see Cave Tours page for other current restrictions. Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or inside the caves. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. 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

Ocotillo Trail Hiking Series

Oct. 10 | Dec. 12   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Get a taste of the Whetstone Mountains backcountry on the Ocotillo Trail! Join an experienced park ranger for a 3.2 mile hike over moderate terrain.  READ MORE

Foothills Loop Hiking Series

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.