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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). Entry to the park grounds is free; entry to the cavern is by paid guided tours. Go to for tour information.

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

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

Download the Interpretive Guide to Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern State Parks.

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    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:

    Area Attractions

    Nearby cities offer museums, shopping and restaurants:

    Don’t miss:

    6211 Park Road 4 S.
    Burnet, TX 78611

    Latitude: 30.684441

    Longitude: -98.350970

    (512) 715-9000

    Entrance Fees
    • Cave Tour Info: Contact the Park

    Grounds and facilities are open daily (closed Dec. 25).  
    Go to for schedule and tour information.

    Longhorn Cavern State Park is a day-use only park. There is no overnight camping. To camp nearby, contact Inks Lake State Park.


    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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