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Frequently Asked Questions
Help plan your visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park with these answers to our guests' most frequently asked questions.
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Children & Infants
A: Children of all ages are welcome on the Cavern Walking Tour. While most children have a great time on tour, every child responds differently to dark, enclosed environments and some children may not be comfortable in the cave. In addition, there are no restrooms in the cavern.
Parents should evaluate their child's energy level and ability to complete the tour before purchasing tickets. Please be aware of how your child is responding throughout the tour; you may be asked to end your tour early if your child is noticeably upset or becomes disruptive to other guests. Refunds will not be given after the tour leaves Crystal City.
For your children’s safety, please keep them close and on the path when touring the cavern.
A: Strollers, backpacks, and other types of infant carriers are allowed in the cavern. Side-by-side strollers are not allowed. Please note that there are 52 stone steps leading down (and back up!) to the cavern entrance. All strollers must be hand-carried down the stairs.
Once inside the cavern, the pathway is mostly paved and level. Strollers with pneumatic tires have the easiest time navigating the tour route; umbrella strollers are not recommended. Due to low ceiling clearance in parts of the cave, be mindful of infants and children riding high in backpacks so they don't bump their head.
Events & Media Production
A: You never need a permit for non-commercial photography/media production. If the photo, film, or video shoot is for commercial purposes, Texas Parks & Wildlife requires a media production permit and supplemental questions form be completed and approved before the shoot begins. (Event fees apply for after hours access.) Permit holders must also be familiar with current Texas State Park rules and regulations.
E-mail the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will respond to you shortly.
Permits are not required for news media. News media requests should be submitted through this website's general Contact form.