Providing Cave Stewardship in

Southwest Virginia and

 Eastern Tennessee

The Second Oldest Cave Conservancy in the United States – Founded in 1978

 

Bill James

in Ghosttown

 

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Photo

Peter and Ann Bosted

Stephanie Cookenour

in Ghosttown

Entrance

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Photo

Peter and Ann Bosted

 

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Access Table for Caves Owned, Managed, and/or Leased by the

Appalachian Cave Conservancy

Cave Name

Virginia County

Manager

Cave Property Owned by

Gate

Access permission required

Access

Gilley Cave

Lee

Josh Garrett

ACC

Yes

Yes

1

Daniel Boone Caverns aka Ellington and Gillenwater Caves

Scott

Josh Garrett

ACC member

Yes

Yes

3

Winding Stair

Scott

Josh Garrett

Friend of ACC

No

Suggested

2

Dungeon aka Brickey’s Pit

Scott

Josh Garrett

Friend of ACC

No

Suggested

2

Funnel

Scott

Josh Garrett

Friend of ACC

No

Closed temporarily  - unstable passage

 

Coley Cave # 1

Scott

Bill James

Friend of ACC

No

Yes

2

Coley Cave # 2

Scott

Bill James

Friend of ACC

No

Yes

2

Cox Ridge Cave

Scott

Bill James

Friend of ACC

Yes

Yes

1

Cat Hole

Scott

Bill James

Friend of ACC

No

CAVE CLOSED

 

Perkins Cave

Washington

Jason Lachniet

John Wilson

ACC Board member

Yes

Yes

3

 

 

Contact information

Manager

Email

Cell Phone

City

State

Josh Garrett

joshieG01@yahoo.com

276-546-4591

Pennington, Gap

VA

Bill James

2dark2c1@gmail.com

423-534-9354

Gray

TN

Jason Lachniet

jason.lachniet@gmail.com

276-492-4376

Glade Spring

VA

John M. Wilson

jmwgeo@gmail.com

808-929-8256

Ocean View

HI

 

 

 

Access Summary

1   Cave is open to all responsible cavers. Please refer to the management plan for details. The key is available from the manager.

2   Cave is open to all responsible cavers. Suggest that a courtesy permission request be made to the manager.

3   At the request of the property owner, the cave is not available for unsupervised recreational caving. All access to this cave will have a leader and supervisor from the management committee. Generally most trips into this cave are for conservation, science or other important management purposes.

 

ACC recommends that cave clothing and equipment be cleaned before entering any ACC managed cave.

The Appalachian Cave Conservancy, formerly known as the Perkins Cave Conservation and Management Society, is a Conservancy of the National Speleological Society. Click here for more information about Cave Conservancies.