Tumbling Rock Cave


Useful Information

Location:  
Open: All year Sat, Sun.
By reservation only.
[2010]
Fee: Depends on the operator.
A small donationfor the SCCi is expected (Adults USD 10).
[2010]
Classification:  Karst cave
Light: none, full caving gear required
Dimension: L=9.691m, VR=138m.
Guided tours:  
Photography:  
Accessibility:  
Bibliography:  
Address: Jay Clark, E-mail: contact
Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc., PO Box 71857, Chattanooga TN 37407-0857. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:56 $

History

 
01-JAN-2008managed by the SCCi.

Description

Tumbling Rock Cave is one of the biggest caves in Alabama and one of the most popular wild caves. There are numerous groups and operators, outdoor clubs and caving clubs offering spelunking tours to this cave. The cave is managed by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy (SCCi), a member of the NSS. Their members have committed enormous amounts of money and time to protect caves. One project is the acquisition of Tumbling Rock Cave by means of a lease/purchase agreement. A small donation is expected from every visitor, which is used to pay the lease and protect the fee. The SCCi is a non-profit corporation.

The Tumbling Rock Cave is a wild cave, there are no human alterations or developments. The trips are true caving, or better spelunking, trips. The SCCi has set up various rules for visits, which include the general caving savety basics, the cave protection rules, and in the last time the special rules for the white nose syndrome. This devastating desease has yet not reached the cave [2010] and to keep it this way, visitors who visited northeastern caves are not allowed in the cave unless they have cleaned and disinfected their whole equipment and clothes,


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