Longhorn Cavern State Park

This weekend I visited another central Texas state park. After a quick brunch with some cousins at Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls I made the short drive to Longhorn Cavern State Park. I’ve made one short trip to this park previously back in March (more posts to come soon on this 5-parks-in-one-day trip). We didn’t have enough time to go on the cave tour on that visit. This time I did and I’m glad I made the return trip.

The cave is quite the hidden jewel with, as the tour guide said, “just as wonderful of a human history as its natural history.”

The entrance to the cave along with a good portion of the cave was constructed and cleared out by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Both the entrance and the cave look much the same today as they did in the 1930s. Working at $1/day for 8 years the CCC cleared out the soft debris in the cave and the result was a beautiful cavern that people still enjoy today.

The tour is $14 for adults. They do offer several different tours including the “Wild Tour” where customers get down and dirty with the bowels of the cave. Call ahead for the Wild Tour.

cave entrance
Entrance to cave
large cave
one of the bigger rooms in the cave
cave formation called the queen's throne
queen’s throne
dog shaped formation in cave
dog shaped formation in cave

rest of the photos can be found in this album

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