McClure Cave Preserve Sponsors

Dr. Hazel Barton Kerry Clancy Donna Knoke Cobb Laurence Fausold Tom Griffin and Gretchen Schock Robin and Timothy Grove Abbe Hamilton Linda and Todd Hancock Chris and Gayle Hill Ellen Hofler D. Scott Jones Dwight Kempf Ed LaRock Kim Metzgar Amos Mincin Ron Morrison Nittany Grotto Gretchen Schock Dean H. Snyder Keith Wheeland

MAKC Acquiring McClure Cave, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, MAKC Treasurer Johnny Motto and member Rick Smith met with the owner of McClure Cave, Dori McKnight, who lives in a house right next to the cave parcel, and they signed an agreement of sale for the MAKC to purchase this Snyder County Cave. The cave is listed at https://caves.org/conservancy/pcc/Files/PA_Long_Caves_2012-12-01.pdf […]

McClure Cave Photos

A few photos from Snyder County’s McClure Cave, whicih the MAKC has an agreement of sale to purchase. This horizontal, gated cave has seen some abuse and had some issues. However, it should be popular for years to come and is a mere 15 minutes from our Penn Aqua Preserve in Mifflin County.  

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Pennsylvania Recreational Use Statute

Pennsylvania Statutes TITLE 68: REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY CHAPTER 11: USES OF PROPERTY SECTION 477: RECREATION USE OF LAND AND WATER 477-1. Purpose; liability The purpose of this act is to encourage owners of land to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting their liability toward persons entering […]

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Landowner Liability Act

No. 586, HB 1005, signed into law Feb. 2, 1966 Encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. The purpose of this act is […]

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Pennsylvania Cave Law

o 1990-133, SB 867, Signed into law Nov. 21, 1990 Prohibiting certain conduct with respect to caves; and imposing penalties. Section 1. Short title. This act shall be cited as the Cave Protection Act. Section 2. Legislative findings and policy. The General Assembly finds that caves are unusual geologic phenomena and that the minerals deposited […]

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Federal Cave Protection Act

Cave Laws: The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988 Federal Cave Resources Protection Act Reprinted (with corrections) from the NSS News, December 1988, pp 460-461. SEC 1. SHORT TITLE. Sec. 2. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND POLICY. Sec. 3. DEFINITIONS. Sec. 4. MANAGEMENT ACTIONS. Sec. 5. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION CONCERNING NATURE AND LOCATION OF SIGNIFICANT CAVES. Sec. 6. […]

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West Virginia Cave Protection Law

Chapter 20. Natural Resources. ARTICLE 7A. CAVE PROTECTION. §20-7A-1. Definitions. Unless the context in which used clearly requires a different meaning, as used in this article: (a) “Cave” means any naturally occurring subterranean cavity. The word “cave” includes or is synonymous with cavern, pit, pothole, well, sinkhole and grotto. (b) “Commercial cave” means any cave […]