Parachute Shield Tours are approximately 60 minutes long and travel about 0.35 miles. This tour is open to all ages. The Parachute Shield Tour visits the Lodge Room, The Inscription Room, the Cypress Swamp and the Grand Palace sections of Lehman Caves, including a chance to view the famous Parachute Shield formation. The tour is limited to 16 visitors. White Nose Syndrome screening is mandatory.
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Lehman Caves is not spacious. The tour includes tight passages and small rooms. Social distancing may not be possible.
Like most cave environments, air circulation is limited in Lehman Caves and the Covid 19 virus may exist longer.
Properly worn facial masks are mandatory to enter Lehman Caves.
The elevation at the cave entrance is 6,825ft (2080m). The temperature in the cave is constant 50 F (10 C) year round so a light jacket is recommended. Please wear shoes with good traction as trails may be wet and slippery. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The only items visitors may bring in the cave with them is a (hand-held) camera, jacket and flashlight. All other items, including purses, backpacks, strollers, tripods, camera bags, food, water, tobacco, gum, and pets are not allowed.
Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour time at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.