Hesston Cave

Hesston Cave is a once-popular cave in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, near Raystown Lake. Owned by Dan Denton, who lived nearby, the cave was closed after years of abuse and vandalism. Dan and his friend David Bockoras gated the cave. MAKC arranged a lease, with limited access to the cave, and managed access to the cave […]

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Hesston Cave Access (lease now suspended)

The owner/cave preserve manager shall be informed of all trips to the preserve. To obtain access please send an e-mail to KEScaver@hotmail.com requesting permission and the date and time of the proposedtrip. Multiple dates are also excepted if there is a conflict. Please provide the number of participants in the requests and the grotto involved. […]

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Merry Christmas cavers!

 The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC), a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania has leased Hesston Cave #1 and Hesston Cave #2 (Isett Ranch #1), Huntingdon County, Pa., on December 20, 2002. Hesston Cave was gated by the owner, Dan Denton, in 1994 and closed to cavers shortly thereafter due to vandalism in the […]

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