Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area

With over 31 miles of mapped passages, the Cave is normally open for recreational caving under permit from April 15 to November 1. However, due to the threat of White Nose Syndrome (WNS), which has killed 8 million bats in the eastern and southern states, and has been identified in nearby western Oklahoma, the Cave has been placed in a recreational caving moratorium pending research and monitoring of the unwanted arrival of WNS.

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  • Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, Fort Stanton, NM, 88323, United States