Exploring Kartchner Caverns

Welcome to the official website for the Friends of Kartchner Caverns State Park (FKCSP).

Our mission is to partner with the community and provide resources to advocate for and ensure the continued preservation of Kartchner Caverns through education and public awareness..

The vision of FKCSP is to be the model to follow in the active support of cave research, preservation, appreciation, and education in the preservation of a living cave.

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A Fall Photo Tour has not yet been scheduled.  Please check back.

Don't Miss The

Kartchner Caverns Inaugural 5K Trail Run


See details for the 1st Guano Happens 5K! Hope that you can participate!











Come experience the Kartchner Caverns inaugural 5K Trail Run.

Come out to run; stay to learn about the bats, the guano, and preservation of the cave.

Post-race festival complete with awards ceremony and family fun activities.

This unique course will take you through the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan Deserts. The run will include multiple sets of stairs and allows

you to run along areas that are normally closed to the public.

You will experience majestic views of the entire San Pedro River Valley and the beautiful mountain ranges that surround the park.

Park entrance included. Free T-shirt if pre-registered by midnight August 31.

The entire course is above ground.

This event is sponsored and operated by the

Friends of Kartchner Caverns State Park.

Download Event Flier: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/downloads/2014_KACA_5K_Run.pdf 

Online Registration:



Please contact the Friends of Kartchner Caverns State Park for more information! 

If you have any questions, please email gretchen@fkcsp.org or call 520-668-7707


The Interview With The Bat




DAILY GROUP CAVE TOUR RESERVATIONS are taken 8am-5pm daily, except state holidays. Call (520) 586-CAVE (2283) or go to www.azstateparks.gov and click on the photo of Kartchner Caverns to make your reservations online.