Billy Clay Preserve


Billy Clay Pit is located in Pocahontas County West Virginia. More pictures of the cave and the property can be seen on our Billy Clay Pictures page.

Doug Medville documented Billy Clay Pit as a half-mile long cave in 1976 and noted a few leads were left unchecked. The recent efforts of the Pittsburgh Grotto have documented nearly a mile of passage in this multi-drop sporting cave. Billy Clay Pit is significant in many ways—it has a number of pristine formations that are relatively untouched due to the cave's vertical entrance and the low visitation. It has a number of bone deposits, which have and will be studied. All visitors to the cave are required to provide advance notice to the cave and have a permit as described in the management plan.  During caving-related events such as the VAR and OTR trips fill quickly. You can help by donating to the MAKC preserve. Donations are used for property maintenance and insurance. Please see the Cave Sponsors page for more information.

Carl Pierce is the current preserve manager.