Longhorn Cavern State Park
Things to Do
The park features historical and nature study. Located in the heart of the Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern is near Inks Lake State Park which offers camping and lodging.
Tours: The cave is 68 degrees year-round. The park offers guided tours that last approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes (a 1.25-mile round trip). For your safety and comfort, low-heeled shoes with rubber soles are recommended. The Visitor Center opens daily at 9 a.m. every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The first tour leaves between 10 and 11 a.m. (call ahead). Tours are conveniently scheduled throughout the day. For more information on tours and fees, call (877) 441-CAVE (441-2283) or visit Longhorn Cave Tours, Inc.
Geology Program: Developed by a qualified geologist for participants of at least eighth-grade age, this program includes a brief explanation of the complex geology of the Texas Hill Country and how it relates to Longhorn Cavern. A cavern tour and a field trip are included.
The short program includes a lecture plus the cave tour. The long program includes a lecture and cave tour, as well as a field trip to the Kingsland scenic overlook, Inks Lake State Park and the Devils's Waterhole.
An exhibit of Civilian Conservation Corps work in the Texas State Parks System is on display in the original administration building.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks."
- Interpretive Guide to Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern State Parks
- Texas Hill Country State Parks Youth Activity Book
Nearby parks include Inks Lake State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site (which includes the Sauer-Beckmann Farm).