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Caving

Selected Books

Patrick, Kevin Joseph
Pennsylvania Caves and Other Rocky Roadside Wonders
PENNA GB605.P4 P38 2004
A roadside travel guide to and history of Pennsylvania's nine commercial caves (including Laurel Caverns) and other geographical sites within the state.
 
Tabor, James M.
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
GV200.62.T33 2010
Chronicles attempts by scientist-explorers to locate the deepest cave on Earth, focusing particularly on the 2004 efforts of American Bill Stone in the vast Cheve Cave of southern Mexico and Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk in the supercave Krubera in the Republic of Georgia.
 

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Pittsburgh Region

  • Laurel Caverns
    a 430 acre geological park featuring Pennsylvania's largest cave located just fifty miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 40, east of Uniontown, in Farmington.
  • Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy
    The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy was established by Western Pennsylvania cavers in 1997 to preserve, ensure access to, acquire, and manage caves and karst areas for conservation, scientific study, and recreational caving; and to educate landowners, cavers, and the general public about the importance of karst resources and ways to preserve them. The MAKC is affiliated with the NSS as a Conservancy of the National Speleological Society. Includes a list of local "grottos" (caving enthusiasts).
  • Pittsburgh Grotto
    of the National Speleological Society. (or NSS) is a caving club located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), and is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
 

Pennsylvania

  • Coral Caverns
    A fossilized coral reef cavern located 7 miles west of Bedford, Pennsylvania
  • Crystal Cave
    Located near Kutztown in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
  • Eastern Region of the National Cave Rescue Commission
    The Eastern Region of the National Cave Rescue Commission covers the states of West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Information on training and rescue reports as well as what to do in case of an emergency while caving.
  • Indian Caverns
    A limestone cavern located near State College
  • Indian Echo Caverns
    Located near Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Lincoln Caverns
    Located in Huntingdon, PA, near Raystown Lake north of Breezewood.
  • Lost River Caverns
    Hellertown, PA near Allentown, PA.
  • Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy
    A non-profit conservancy of the National Speleological Society protecting cave resources within the Mid Appalachian Region (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware). Included on their website is a list of restricted access caves.
  • Penn's Cave
    America's only all water cavern and wildlife park, located in Centre Hall, near State College, PA.
  • Woodward Cave
    Located east of State College, Woodward Cave is the largest live cavern in Pennsylvania with many common and rare formations, such as Helictites.
 

Nearby States

 

United States

  • National Caves Association
    a non-profit organization of publicly and privately owned show caves and caverns - caves developed for public visitation. If you input your zip code, you can find a cave near you.
  • National Speleological Society
    advances the study, conservation, exploration, and knowledge of caves with more than 10,000 members in 200 grottos. On their website you can find cave organizations by state.