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Green Lake

Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.
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Salem, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This small lake is so lovely and very green, but the water is very clear and you can see all of the way to the bottom!!!

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Colorado
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277 reviews 277 reviews
102 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Green Lake is on the way through the Natural Entrance at the caverns and can be a bit difficult to really see much except for the dark water on top. Bright flashlights are needed here, and this can be a really difficult spot for photographers to take decent photos.

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Omaha
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Since the packing and hidden dangers categories seem to have vanished, I thought I'd put some random advice here. First, Green Lake - You'll see it if you go in through the Natural Entrance. It's a nicely decorated chamber that would be considered spectacular in any other cave. Lots of small formations, no big superstar. There's a bed where the... More 

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Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

It seems as if the pollution that happened in Yellowstone happened here with people throwing things into the pools and thus the minerals reacting w/ the items in the water. It is sad.

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