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Florida Cave Cavort 2015

February 27-March 1, 2015

Cavort Area Caves

River City Grotto

THIS PAGE WILL BE A-CHANGING! We are feverishly working on access and leaders
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These are known, usually accessible caves in the area. Below are brief descriptions and links to photos where available.
Inclusion here is NOT a guarantee that these caves will be on the Cavort agenda, or if access will be available: these are the ones we're trying for!
Bat Cave
Newberry
Details!
PIX!
Bat Cave is a great newbie cave, but still fun for old timers.
Blowing Hole Cave
Brooksville
A TBAG Favorite!! It is a “bat occupied” cave, so please respect the bats. RED LIGHTS ONLY!
Briar Cave
Ocala
PIX!
Briar Cave is an area showpiece of a cave, highly decorated and moderate to strenuous. Access is very limited (Sunday only), it is a delicate cave, so no newbies allowed (sorry).
Catacombs
Ocala
PIX!
An Ocala Favorite, long and wet. You have to wade/swim/chimney in water most of the time. The gate is tight, and there is semi-vertical entrance.
Crumbling Rock
Floral City
PIX!
A nice little cave, takes some effort, but if the water is down some really neat stuff.
Citrus Tract
Withlacoochee State Forest
(some) Details!
Again, there are many caves in the area!
Goethe Tract
Goethe State Forest
(some) Details!
There are many caves in the area!
Hitch Hiker Cave
Ocala PIX!
Has the reportedly largest cave entrance in Florida...
Jackpot Cave
Citrus County
Details!
Sorry, but this cave was recently excluded due to hibernating bats... Recent discoveries in the farthest reaches of the cave have revealed large, walkable passages and an aquifer connection.
Jenning's Cave
Ocala
PIX!
Jenning's Cave is a great newbie cave.
Ocala Caverns
Ocala
PIX!
This old tourist attraction is small but a local classic.
Tuck's Cave
Belleview
PIX!
Tuck's Cave is an interesting and longish dry cave with a gentle walk-in entrance and a short but interesting vertical entrance.
Lucky Lundy's Cave
Belleview
PIX!
Lundy's Cave has a very interesting history as a partially man-made "show cave".
Warren's Cave
Gainesville
Details!
PIX!
Warrens Cave is the longest dry cave in Florida, with over 4 miles of passage. As Beautiful as Warrens Cave is with ribbons of chert, karst canyons, and Eocene era fossils–it is also known for some of the long and tight passages that shred adventurers into exhausted hamburger.
Whitecliff Cave
Ocala
PIX!
This is another good newbie cave, but it can be brutal if you want it to be!
Caver required gear
etc.
Anyone going on a caving trip needs to minimally bring a helmet with a mounted light plus 2 additional source of light.
Knee pads and gloves are helpful (very helpful). Bring plenty of water with a garbage bag for dirty clothes after the cave trip and a change of clothes to wear home.
Depending on the timing of the trip, a lunch or snacks may be worthwhile.

For more detailed tips on proper caving gear, check out the NSS Caving Techniques page.
All cavers will be required to sign a liability waver given by the land owner or one supplied by the River City Grotto.