Grounds and facilities are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends/holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
Longhorn Cavern State Park is a day-use only park. There is no overnight camping. For nearby camping information, contact Inks Lake State Park.
CAVERN WALKING TOUR DEPARTURES:
Weekdays: On the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: On the hour and half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WILD CAVE TOUR DEPARTURES:
Wild Cave Tours are scheduled Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
(All tour times subject to change.)
Unlike most Texas state parks, Longhorn Cavern State Park does not charge a daily entrance fee to enter the park.
Access to the park grounds, including the hiking trails, picnic area, and historic CCC buildings is FREE for all guests during regular business hours.
NOTE: Texas State Parks Passes are not valid for entry to Longhorn Cavern State Park as there is no regular entry fee to waive for pass holders.
Cave access is by guided tour only. Longhorn Cavern State Park charges an activity fee for guided tours.
Cavern Walking Tour tickets must be purchased at the park visitor center.
2019 Cavern Walking Tour activity fees:
- Regular (Age 13+) = $18.00
- Child (Age 3-12) = $13.00
- Infant (0-2) = FREE
Current Wild Cave Tour activity fee:
- Regular (Age 8+) = $55
We accept cash and most major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
10% discount for Active/Retired Military and Veterans with a government-issued military or veteran ID card.
The National Cave of Texas
"The scenic beauty, the splendors which time and water have wrought...defy description."
Located less than 90 minutes from Austin, Texas, Longhorn Cavern State Park is a unique Hill Country destination full of natural beauty and Texas-sized tales.
Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the park’s star attraction is Longhorn Cavern, an underground wonder created by the dissolving and cutting action of an ancient river.
Enjoy a guided cave tour, hike a Hill Country trail, and admire some of Texas' best examples of historic CCC architecture. It's all part of the story of Longhorn Cavern State Park.
"I've been to caverns in Virginia, Texas, New York, and Tennessee, and I must say this one was different than all the rest. Make the trip; you won't regret it."
"This is a spectacular cave with many fascinating stories…Can't wait to go back."
"Truly an amazingly beautiful place...both underground and above! Go to the lookout tower for exceptional views!"
"We're from out of state and wanted to check out a cavern in Texas…This is our family's first time going to a cavern and it's amazing. I was blown away by the experience."
Stay fueled with snacks and cold drinks from our self-service snack bar, located inside the visitor center. Now serving Hunt Brothers Pizza and Icee frozen beverages.
Remember your visit with unique themed apparel, souvenirs, and beautiful rocks and gemstones from the Longhorn Cavern State Park gift shop.