Preserves

MAKC Preserves

Here are the basics of our preserves, managed caves and our library and education center. Please note ownership on two previously-leased caves has changed hands and for the present-time they are considered closed.
Preserve,LocationOpen DatesManagementAccessContact
Barbara Schomer PreserveWestern PennsylvaniaComing SoonMAKC OwnedComing Soonsarahfurnace@karst.org
Barton CaveWestern PennsylvaniaMemorial Day to Labor DayMAKC assists with closingGated, owned by DCNR Bureau of Forestryinfo@karst.org
Bear Cave PreserveWestern PennsylvaniaApril 15 to October 15 Dawn to DuskMAKC LeasedFree Permit Required*kimmakc@aol.com
Bedford Springs PreserveSouthcentral PennsylvaniaApril 15 to October 15MAKC LeasedAdvance Notice Required**bedfordsprings@karst.org
Billy Clay PreserveCentral West VirginiaYear-roundMAKC OwnedFree Permit Required*BillyClayPits@karst.org
Cleversburg PreserveSouthcentral PennsylvaniaYear-round when conditions are rightMAKC Leased, managed by Franklin County GrottoGatedcleversburg@karst.org
Coon CaveWestern PennsylvaniaMemorial Day to Labor DayMAKC assists with closingGated, owned by DCNR Bureau of Forestryinfo@karst.org
Danielson CenterWestern PennsylvaniaBy AppointmentMAKC OwnedOpen by Appointmentarchivist@karst.org
Hall Cave PreserveCentral PennsylvaniaAll year, dawn to duskMAKC OwnedOpenHallCave@karst.org
Harlansburg Cave PreserveWestern PennsylvaniaYear-roundMAKC LeasedGatedHarlansburgCave@karst.org
Hesston Cave PreserveCentral PennsylvaniaClosedMAKC Lease (expired, new owner)Closed (Gated)HesstonCave@karst.org
Lemon HoleWestern PennsylvaniaMemorial Day to Labor DayMAKC assists with closingGated, owned by DCNR Bureau of Forestryinfo@karst.org
Rogers Belmont Cave PreserveFront Royal, VirginiaClosedMAKC Lease (expired, new owner)Closed (Gated)RogersBelmont@karst.org
Rupert Cave PreserveCentral PennsylvaniaSpring to FallMAKC assisting with managementOpen by AppointmentRupertCave@karst.org
Silers Cave PreserveEastern West VirginiaTwo trips per month with prior arrangementMAKC LeasedGatedSilersCave@karst.org
Trout Run Woods PreserveWestern PennsylvaniaApril 15 to October 15MAKC LeasedOpenTroutRunWoodsCaves@karst.org