Rickwood Caverns Hiking Trails

Rickwood Caverns State Park

If you’re looking to cool off from the sweltering summer temperatures or warm up during those cold winter months, the underground wonder maintains a constant 58-62 degree temperature year round as you travel 175 feet beneath the earth. Visit year round to experience the wonder of Rickwood Caverns Cave Tours.

Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge

The Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge was once called the Blowing Wind Cave National Wildlife Refuge. In the past, the cave served a variety of uses. Cherokee natives mined the soil to make saltpeter for gunpowder. Saltpeter mining continued on occasion across the War of 1812, and the American Civil War.

Decatur Alabama

Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge
Alabama National Wildlife Refuges Index Page

Fern Cave NWR was purchased in 1981 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bats. It consists of 199 acres of forested hillside underlain by a massive cave with many stalactite and stalagmite-filled rooms. The cave has five hidden entrances with four occurring on the Refuge. Fern Cave contains the largest wintering colony of gray bats in the United States with over one million bats hibernating there in the winter. Bat experts also think that as many as one million Indiana bats may be using the cave and an expedition into the cave is being planned for the future. Getting There .

Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge has large open fields managed for warm-season native grasses interspersed with small patches of deciduous woodland and the seasonal sinkhole wetland. The refuge is gradually being converted from crops to native warm-season grasslands.

Noccalula Falls Park | Gadsden AL | Etowah County Alabama

Noccalula Falls Park

Noccalula Falls Park
ALABAMA WATERFALLS MAIN PAGE

Noccalula Falls Park is a 250-acre public park located in Gadsden, Alabama. Noccalula Falls Address:
1500 Noccalula Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone: 256-549-4663
Noccalula Falls Directions:
Noccalula Falls Cabins
 

The falls are located on land once owned by R.A. Mitchell, who gave the site to the city of Gadsden, so that the area could be improved, and the public could enjoy the falls. R.A. Mitchell Elementary School, named in his honor, is located across the street from the falls. The main feature of the park is a notable 90-foot (27-m) waterfall with a gorge trail winding through its basin and past caves, an aboriginal fort, an abandoned dam, pioneer homestead, and Civil War carvings. The park also features a petting zoo, mini-golf course, the Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge (built 1899) and a replica 1863 C. P. Huntington train ride.

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ALABAMA CAVES AND CAVERNS

Alabama Caves and Caverns 
 
Alabama State Caverns
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Cathedral Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located in Kennamer Cove, approximately 5 miles northeast of Grant and 7 miles southeast of Woodville in Marshall County, Alabama. Rickwood Caverns State Park
Rickwood Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located 7 miles north of Warrior, Alabama. Amazing Caves in Alabama
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Neversink Cave Preserve
DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Par
DeSoto Caverns is a series of caves and a tourist attraction located in Childersburg, Talladega County, Alabama. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, it is touted as “Alabama’s Big Cave”. Rickwood Caverns
Russell Cave National Monument
Manitou Cave
Tumbling Rock Cave
Tumbling Rock Cave is one of Alabama’s finest caves.

Cathedral Caverns | Grant AL | Marshall County Alabama

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Cathedral Caverns State Park 
Phone: 256-728-8193
637 Cave Road
Woodville, AL 35769

 

Cathedral Caverns State Park is an Alabama state park located in Grant Alabama, northern Marshall County, 7 miles southeast of the town of Woodville Alabama. The cave is located in Kennamer Cove, approximately 5 miles northeast of Grant. The cave, originally named Bats Cave, was first developed as an attraction by Jay Gurley in the late 1950s. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. Cathedral Cavern is a Karst cave with a large stalagmite forest covering approximately 3 acres.

Alabama Family Fun

DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park

DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park
Alabama Amusement Park

5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy
Childersburg Alabama 35044
Talladega County Alabama
Phone: 256-378-7225
800-933-2283

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10:00 until 4:30
Sun 1:00 until 4:30
www.desotocavernspark.com

Alabama Caverns & Caves Category

Fern Cave Gray Bat

Fern Cave Preserve

Fern Cave
The Kay Hill Deen Fern Cave Preserve, is a privately owned tract adjoining the federally-owned Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge. Fern Cave has five entrances. Four of these are on the Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge (US Department of the Interior), and one (The Fern Sink, or Surprise Pit entrance) is located on property the SCCi owns. One section of the cave is the largest gray bat hibernaculum in the country. As a result, new restrictions are now in place to protect the bat colony from White Nose Syndrome.