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Nice reflection of formation and water part of the King's Palace Tour

The Green Lake is part of the King's Palace tour. Since Carlsbad Cavern doesn't contain large... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice Cave Feature

Green Lake is one of the first features you'll see in Carlsbad and about the largest area of water... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
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Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Green Lake is part of the King's Palace tour. Since Carlsbad Cavern doesn't contain large bodies of water, this is a cool sight. Reflect was very pretty.

Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Green Lake is one of the first features you'll see in Carlsbad and about the largest area of water you'll see in the cave. Some may be underwhelmed, but if you like caves you'll like Green Lake.

Thank jrhales77
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Green Lake was one of the first features you see when going down into the caverns / it was pretty neat feat of Mother Nature- be sure you take your camera for pictures / very interesting! Would repeat !

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Small pool nicknamed the green lake. nice reflections of the stalagmites and stalagtites. About 8 feet deep

Thank Peter R
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is not the most exciting part of the caverns, but it's nice nonetheless. The lack of water in the caverns is an interesting fact, but you won't know why there's so little water unless you do a bit of research before your visit.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We saw this little pool of water at the kings palace tour. It's absolutely beautiful. It fits perfectly as part of the tour. We loved the reflective water. It's about 8 ft deep.

Thank Arch L
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Due to the incandescent lights that used to be used in the cave, there is a lot of green stuff growing on rocks, etc, that the Nation Parks hopes will stop growing since they've switched to LED lighting.

Thank Daj_O2014
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Amazing clear water with just enough green tint. Worth stopping on the trail to view. Nice to see it has not been a receptacle for coins or trash!

Thank tridcod
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We saw this while on the King's Palace Tour-- water is clear- combination of green and blue- it looks small but deep enough to be over most adult heads- You can only see this on this tour

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed July 5, 2017

A pool of water along the King's Palace tour, the Green Lake isn't very interesting by itself. Everything else on the tour overshadows it. Note that you must reserve and participate in the King's palace tour to see it, but if you know where to...More

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