Things to Do

Longhorn Cavern State Park is more than Texas’ premier show and tell cave. Unlike other Texas State Parks, there is no entrance fee to access the park grounds. Below are some above ground activities you can enjoy for free:

Take a leisurely hike along the Backbone Ridge nature trail system.
Enjoy a picnic lunch under an old grove of large Hill Country oaks.
Admire the classic “Parkitecture” of the park’s original buildings, all constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
Take in a 360-degree view of the Texas Hill Country—including the nearby Falkenstein Castle—from the CCC Observation Tower.

Longhorn Cavern State Park is open for day use only. There is no overnight camping available. Camping, boating, and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed at Inks Lake State Park, just 6 miles north on historic Park Road 4.


Cavern Tours

For those wanting to explore the underground section of the park, we have a number of Guided Tours available.