Preserves

Here are the seven preserves and our library and education center managed by the MAKC. Please note ownership on two previously-leased caves has changed hands and for the present-time they are considered closed.

           

Preserve

Location

Open

Management

Access

 Contact

Barbara Schomer Preserve

 Western PA

Coming Soon

MAKC Owned

Coming Soon

 Coming Soon

Bear Cave Natural Area

 Western PA

4/15 to 10/15

MAKC Leased

Permit Required *

 KimMAKC@aol.com

Bedford Springs Cave

 Southcentral PA

4/15 to 10/15

MAKC Leased

Advance Notice
Required**

 BedfordSprings@karst.org

Billy Clay Nature Preserve

 Central WV

4/1 to 12/31

MAKC Owned

 Permit Required

 BillyClayPits@karst.org

Cleversburg Sink

Southcentral PA

All Year

MAKC Leased (Managed by Franklin County Grotto)

Open (Gated)

cleversburg@karst.org

Danielson Center

 Western PA

Appointment 

MAKC Owned

Open by appointment

 archivist@karst.org

Hall Cave

 Central PA

All Year

MAKC Owned

Open

 HallCave@karst.org

Harlansburg Cave

 Western PA

All Year

MAKC Leased

Open (Gated)

 HarlansburgCave@karst.org

Hesston Cave

 Central PA

Closed

MAKC Lease
Expired (new owner)

Closed (Gated)

 HesstonCave@karst.org

Rogers Belmont Cave

 Front Royal, VA

Closed

MAKC Lease
Expired (new owner)

 Closed

 RogersBelmont@karst.org

Rupert Cave

 Central PA

Spring to Fall

MAKC Lease

 Open by
appointment

 Rupertcave@karst.org

Trout Run Woods

 Western PA

4/15 to 10/15

MAKC Leased

 Open 

 TroutRunWoodsCaves@karst.org

Check out our calendar page for dates of upcoming project trips. All cavers are welcome on these trips which offer an opportunity to visit these caves while helping with important project work.

* Members of clubs associated with NSS do not need a written permit for the Bear Cave Natural Area, but should notify the MAKC in advance of any trip.

**Our lease agreement requires us to notify the security team at Bedford Springs Resort when a cave trip is planned. An email to the preserve manager IS REQUIRED!