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Very nice end to the Kings Palace tour

Small pool nicknamed the green lake. nice reflections of the stalagmites and stalagtites. About... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter R
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
Underwhelming

This is not the most exciting part of the caverns, but it's nice nonetheless. The lack of water in... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
7268
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San Francisco
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Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 9 January 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
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Reviewed 27 December 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
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Reviewed 21 October 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
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Reviewed 19 September 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
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Reviewed 22 July 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
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Reviewed 5 July 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

Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The "Lake" is pretty small, however it is very deceiving. It looks like it is only about a foot or two deep, but according to the ranger it would be well over your head. It takes specific conditions, depth,dissolved minerals, etc. to give it the...More

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

One of my absolute favorite things to see on the King's Palace tour (must be scheduled and purchased separately). The color of the water was an unreal combo of blue, green and turquoise (which I know is technically a combination of blue and green but...More

Thank melsbells88
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

You'll see this on the King's Palace Tour ($8 and ranger guided). Be sure to take the time and effort to do this. The pool is so clear and serene. Hard to believe it's 8 ft. Deep.

Thank LSUTraveller
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