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Green Lake

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Description: Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.
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Salem, Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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90 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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