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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Description:

Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.

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A sight we will never forget!

This was part of a tour. When we got to the Green Lake, it seemed empty. The guide said that the lake looked empty because the water was so clear. Someone on the tour asked a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2016
djfluth
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Del Rio, Texas
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Del Rio, Texas
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This was part of a tour. When we got to the Green Lake, it seemed empty. The guide said that the lake looked empty because the water was so clear. Someone on the tour asked a question and the guide said that during the "Cold War" people would watch the Green Lake to see if there was a ripple in... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Why does this have it's own page? This can be viewed on a trail while on a tour at Carlsbad Caverns.

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Salem, Oregon
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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446 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 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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Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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