Longhorn Cavern State Park

Cave of Legends

Many stories and legends surround Longhorn Cavern. But geology is what makes it truly unique. Explore the cavern for yourself, just 1.5 hours northwest of Austin.

Things to Do

Tour the cavern! Before or after your tour, hike one of our trails, picnic, or learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its work in Texas (see the exhibit in the original administration building).

Shop at our gift shop; we sell souvenirs and snacks. 

Visit nearby Inks Lake State Park, which offers camping and outdoor fun.


We need your help! Visit the Volunteer page or stop by headquarters.

Ranger Programs

We offer a variety of cavern tours. Choose one that suits your abilities and interests.

The cave is 68 degrees year-round. For your safety and comfort, please wear low-heeled shoes with rubber soles.

  • Walking Tour:  Explore the cave and learn about its geology and history on this 1.25-mile round trip. We offer guided walking tours multiple times each day, year-round. The tour takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Wild Cave TourVisit the less developed areas of the cave on the 1.5- to two-hour tour. Be prepared to crawl and wriggle through tight spaces, with only headlamps for light. You will get dirty!
  • Geology Program:  Learn about the complex geology of the Texas Hill Country and how it relates to Longhorn Cavern. The program is geared toward eighth graders and up. The short program includes a lecture and a cave tour, while the long program adds in a field trip. Call the park to schedule a geology tour for yourself or a group.
  • Photography Tour:  Bring a small group for up to three hours of cave photography. Call the park for a reservation.

Civilian Conservation Corps:  The CCC cleared the cavern of debris, and built the facilities of this park and the scenic byway accessing it in the 1930s. To learn more about the CCC’s work here, stop by the original administration building and check the links below:

Other resources:

Area Attractions

Nearby cities offer museums, shopping and restaurants:

Don’t miss:

6211 Park Rd. 4 S.
Burnet, TX 78611

Latitude: 30.684441

Longitude: -98.350970

(512) 715-9000

Entrance Fees
  • Access to the cave is by paid tour only: Contact the Park

Summer (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
Tours are every day, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter (Tuesday after Labor Day to Friday before Memorial Day)
Tours Monday-Friday are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holiday tours are on the hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Go to the VisitLonghornCavern.com website for more information.   

Busy Season

March through August


January average low is 33 degrees. July average high is 98 degrees. Average rainfall is 30.4 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

Ranges from 779 to 1585 feet

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