Silers Cave Trip Request

Silers Cave Preserve

Silers Cave is a new cave preserve of the MAKC. The current owners purchased the property in October 2018 with the intent of reopening the cave to the caving community.

MAKC is partnering with Sligo and Baltimore Grottos, both of which are members of MAKC, and Jim McConkey, who will serve as cave manager, in managing access to this new leased preserve. The cave was closed for many reasons, so please read the management plan and become familiar with its history and access requirements prior to requesting a trip to this gated cave.

All organizations must provide a copy of their non-profit letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service, certificate of insurance, and other appropriate documents, such as the required Scouting tour permit. Failure to disclose any fees, failure to do the proper paperwork, or failure to provide any of the requested information will result in denial of the group permit to visit Silers Cave. Silers Cave is on private property and any and all fees charged to visit this cave are prohibited. It is not a commercial operation. For now, please mail forms to MAKC, 137 East Campbell St., Blairsville, PA 15717.