Visiting an SCCi Preserve

Permits are required for all visitors to an SCCi preserve and there is no charge for a permit. To request a permit, visit
http://permits.scci.org or click on the permit icon on the specific preserve below.

 

Before requesting a permit, please read and familiarize yourself with the information at these links:

Leave No Trace Principles

Laws Protecting Caves

SCCi takes cave and karst land conservation seriously and will pursue violators.

 

Guide to Preserve Symbols

Same Day Permits SAME DAY PERMITS: Preserve has same-day issued permits if space is available. Permits issue automatically when all releases have been signed. All other permits require a minimum of  48 hours to review once all releases have been signed.

Surface Only Permits HIKING: Preserve offer a ‘surface only’ permit which does not allow entry to the caves but affords hikers and nature lovers an opportunity to explore above ground. These permits have different group size requirements than caving permits. 

Camping CAMPING: Preserve offers primitive camping in designated areas. Camping in caves is strictly prohibited. All waste (human and otherwise) must be carried out of campsites and disposed of properly. 

 

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Anderson Cave Preserve
Jefferson County, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit
Balcony Sink Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Charles B Henson Preserve at Johnsons Crook
Dade County, Georgia
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Cyclops Cave Preserve
Russell County/Virginia
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Elroy and Marilyn Daleo Cave Preserve
Hart County, Kentucky
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Fox Mountain Cave Preserve
Dade County, Georgia
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Frenchman Knob Cave Preserve
Hart County, Kentucky
Vertical Caving Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Fricks Cave Preserve
Walker County, Georgia
Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Glove Pit Cave Preserve
Madison County, Alabama
Vertical Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Gourdneck Cave Preserve
Marion County, Tennessee
Vertical Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Hollow Ridge Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Florida
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit
Holly Creek Cave Preserve
Wayne County, Tennessee
Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Request a Permit
Horse Skull Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Vertical Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Howards Waterfall Cave Preserve
Dade County, Georgia
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Hugden Cave
Hamilton County, Tennessee
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Jennings Cave Preserve
Marion County, Florida
Vertical Caving Request a Permit
John T Dolberry Tumbling Rock Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Primitive Camping Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Kay Hill Deen Fern Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Kennamer Cave Preserve
Jackson County Alabama
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Limrock Blowing Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Lobelia Saltpeter Cave Preserve
Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Horizontal Caving Surface Only Permits Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Logsdon Cave Preserve
Hart County, Kentucky
Vertical Caving Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Mayapple - Steve and Nancy Attaway Preserve
Grundy County, Tennessee
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Moody Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Neversink Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Rattling Cave Preserve
Cocke County, Tennessee
Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Run To The Mill Cave Preserve
Cumberland County, Tennessee
Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Salamander Preserve
Giles County/Virginia
Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Sinking Cove Cave Preserve
Franklin County, Tennessee
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Snail Shell Cave Preserve
Rutherford County, Tennessee
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
South Pittsburg Pit Preserve
Marion County, Tennessee
Vertical Caving Primitive Camping Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Request a Permit Same Day Permits Available
Steward Spring Cave Preserve
DeKalb, Alabama
Horizontal Caving Vertical Caving Request a Permit
The Sinkhole-Kelly Cove Preserve
Marion County, Tennessee
Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Valhalla Cave Preserve
Jackson County, Alabama
Vertical Caving Surface Only Permits Primitive Camping Request a Permit
Varnedoe Cave Preserve
Madison County, Alabama
Vertical Caving Request a Permit
Wolf River Cave Preserve
Fentress County, Tennessee
Horizontal Caving Request a Permit