SPRING BREAK (MARCH 9-24): Longhorn Cavern State Park will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Cavern Walking Tours leave every 30 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m.; last scheduled tour at 4:00 p.m. More tours may be added as demand allows. All tours are first come, first served.
Grounds and facilities are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and 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 HOURS:
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 HOURS:
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:
- Adults (13+) = $18.00
- Children (3-12) = $13.00
- Infants (0-2) = FREE
Current Wild Cave Tour activity fee is:
- Ages 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 VA ID card.
A Texas Treasure
"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.
"A hidden gem of the Texas Hill Country. Touring the cavern and learning about its rich history is a must."
"The picnic grounds are delightful. Don't forget to climb the observation tower."
"Everyone was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Plus, super organized! Loved it!"
Stay fueled with snacks and cold drinks from Sweet Marley’s snack bar, located inside the visitor center. Now serving Hunt Brothers Pizza and Icee frozen beverages.
Remember your visit with unique themed apparel and souvenirs from the Longhorn Cavern Outfitters park gift shop.