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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Description:

Lake in Carlsbad Caverns with stalactites and stalagmites.

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Clear as can be

This lake was beautiful. It looked very clear and you could see straight to the bottom. They said that it was 8 feet deep, but it only looked like it was three or four feet deep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lake was beautiful. It looked very clear and you could see straight to the bottom. They said that it was 8 feet deep, but it only looked like it was three or four feet deep. It is wonderful. We didn't notice it when we were doing the natural entrance tour, but our guide took us right by it on... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is formed by water that drips through the above 750 feet of ground. There are strange looking decorations around the lake. These are formed by water with silicia in it sliding down the rocks and into the lake.

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Green Lake is seen from an overlook near the end of the self-guided Natural Entrance Tour or up-close during the ranger-guided King’s Palace Tour. The water is amazingly clear and all of the details of the cave floor underneath it can be clearly seen; however, when viewed at the proper angle, it takes on a distinct malachite-green color. Perhaps more... More 

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2 Thank Steve1362
Del Rio, Texas
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289 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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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1 Thank djfluth
Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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162 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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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4 Thank Carla A
Colorado
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457 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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4 Thank DiveMoreWorkLess
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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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17 Thank cabros
Arizona
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41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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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