Alabama’s Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve Opens

February 17, 2015 / Alabama, United States, North America
Chris Nicola in Stephens Gap, Alabama.

Chris Nicola in Stephens Gap, Alabama. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

The Southeastern Cave Conservancy is now issuing permits to Alabama’s Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve, one of the most beloved caves in the southeast.

Purchased by SCCi in December 2014, the opening of the cave came late last week following the solidifying of an access agreement between SCCi and the owner of the property the trail to the preserve crosses.

Under the agreement, visitors who cross the private property between the road and the preserve will need hold a valid SCCi permit or they may be prosecuted for trespassing.

To receive a permit prospective visitors will need to complete and return a liability waiver, a Clean Caving Questionnaire and the a permit request. Once issued, the permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your parked vehicle while you are visiting the preserve.

Now that the details are settled SCCi is looking to raise $150,000 to cover their acquisition and stewardship costs of this, their 30th, preserve. Interested supporters can “buy” an honorary piece of Stephens Gap Cave.

For more detailed information about visiting the Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve, visit the SCCi’s Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve webpage.

[via SCCi]

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