For park information, please call 512-715-9000.Guided walking tour prices are:
$16 Adults (18+)
$15 Teens (13-17)
$12 Kids (2-12)
Children under age 2 are FREE
Tickets for guided walking tours are sold at our ticket counter in the visitor center when you arrive at the park.
Current Operating HoursEntry to park grounds is FREE. Cavern access is by paid guided tour only; individual reservations are not required for walking tours. Contact the park for group reservations of 20 or more.
The park is open from 9 AM to 6 PM with cavern walking tours every hour from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Stories in Stone
Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, Longhorn Cavern State Park is a Texas Hill Country wonder rich in human and geological history. Located less than 90 minutes northwest of Austin, the park’s centerpiece is Longhorn Cavern, a unique flow cave environment created over many years by the dissolving and cutting action of water on the limestone bedrock. Prehistoric creatures, colorful characters, and a healthy dose of Texas-sized folklore all play an important part in telling the unique story of Longhorn Cavern State Park.
“A hidden gem of the Texas Hill Country. Touring the cavern and learning about its rich history is a must.”Facebook Review
To help protect the fragile cave environment, access to the underground portions of Longhorn Cavern State Park is by paid guided tour only. Tours are available to suit many abilities and interests. For safety and comfort, guests are encouraged to wear low-heeled shoes with rubber soles on all cave tours. With a near-constant temperature of 68 degrees, Longhorn Cavern is comfortable on the coldest winter day and provides a cool escape from the summer heat.
Our most popular tour. Offered 364 days a year. Suitable for most ages and abilities.
Wild Cave Tour
A primitive caving adventure. Offered Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Reservations recommended.
A personalized photography experience. Offered the first Saturday of each month at 8am. Reservations required.
“The picnic grounds are delightful. Don’t forget to climb the observation tower.”TripAdvisor Review
Admire the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Hill Country Nature Trails
Explore the beauty of Backbone Ridge.
Shaded Picnic Area
Grab a quick bite from our snack bar or bring your own.
Longhorn Cavern State Park is more than a beautiful cavern. Nestled atop Backbone Ridge, a small chain of hills overlooking Hoover’s Valley, Longhorn Cavern State Park and our sister park, Inks Lake State Park, have enough to keep you active and outdoors all day long. Hike a trail, enjoy a picnic, or learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its contribution to Texas parks.
“Everyone was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Plus, super organized! Loved it!”Square Review
Guest experience is our top priority. Park staff is here to help you make the most of your visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park—from the deepest formation to the top of the historic observation tower. You’ll find the majority of guest services located inside the Visitor Center.
Tickets & Information
Stop by the main counter to purchase tour tickets, grab a park map, or ask questions about your visit.
Hungry? Our Sweet Marley’s snack bar has hot dogs, nachos, snow cones, and other quick service food and drinks to keep you going.
Visit Longhorn Cavern Outfitters for themed apparel and souvenirs to remember your trip.