Experience the thrill of Rickwood's miracle mile of underground caverns! The 260 million-year-old limestone formations, blind cave fish and underground pool are just a few of the natural wonders exhibited in the colorful cavern. The park features an Olympic-size swimming pool, picnic area, large and small picnic shelter, hiking trails, playground, campground and gift shop.
Rickwood Caverns is a recognized member of the National Caves Association, and offers more than a mile of living geology. The caverns themselves were water-formed during the Mississippian period over 260 million years ago. Rickwood Caverns still contains active "living formations," as mineral-laden water droplets build colorful structures and flowstones. Rickwood Cave reveals that it was carved from an ocean bed - shell fragments and fossils of marine life are clearly visible along the cavern ceiling and walls. Many curiosities are featured on guided tours of the "miracle mile" at Rickwood Caverns State Park.
Tour Rickwood Caverns State Park
Plan your next picnic outing or camping adventure with Rickwood Caverns State Park in mind. And don't forget about the thrill of Rickwood's miracle mile of underground caverns!
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Park Entrance Fee:
Age 6 to Adult: $1 (Annual passes available)
Under Age 6: FREE with parent or guardian
Rickwood Caverns Information Brochure (Map Included)
Cave Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
CAVE OPERATING SCHEDULE
Cave Seasonal Tour Schedule:
March 2, 2013 through Memorial Day - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Only
2013 Spring Break Schedule: Open Wed-Fri March 27-29
Memorial Day through August 18, 2013 - Everyday
(Hourly tours at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15)
August 19, 2013 - September 2, 2013 - Closed Monday - Friday except Labor Day
September 7, 2013 - October 27, 2013 - Weekends Only
(Fall season tours at 10:15, 12:15, 2:15 and 4:15)
November, 2013 through February, 2014 - CLOSED
Group Cave Tours: Special groups of 25 or more (school, civic, commercial organizations, etc.) during seasonal tour schedule can be arranged for by appointment. Call the Rickwood Caverns State Park office at 205-647-9692 year-round.
Cave Tour Admission Fee:
Age 12 to adult: $15
Age 5 to 11: $6
Under age 5: FREE with parent or guardian
Group discount: $2 off each person for groups of 25 or more.
Teachers: FREE with school group.