Longhorn Cavern State Park

Longhorn Cavern State Park

  • mother and daughter looking up thru hole
    Bring the family to explore this underground wonderland on a guided tour.
  • Cavern formations
    Dramatic lighting highlights natural formations.
  • Historic stone building
    Admire CCC craftsmanship throughout the park, above and below ground.
  • Stone stairways
    The CCC hand-built stone staircases, walls and buildings, and cleaned out the cave during their time here.
  • Stone formation
    Have fun identifying shapes in the cave and marveling at the power of water.
  • band playing music in cavern
    Attend a special event at the cavern.

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 VisitLonghornCavern.com 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 VisitLonghornCavern.com 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