Rickwood Caverns State Park

Bridal Room
Rickwood Caverns State Park Caverns
Rickwood Caverns State Park Caves
Rickwood Caverns State Park Cave Tour
Rickwood Caverns State Park Group Tour
Rickwood Caverns State Park Cave Room
Rickwood State Park Tent Camping
Covered bridge in spring

Cave Tour Schedule:

10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

Note:  For your safety and convenience, access to the cave is available only with a tour guide.  Be advised the cave tour is one mile long with 365 stairs with 110 of the steps to exit at the end.  It stays a comfortable 62 degrees in the cave all year long.  Virtual reality tours are available for anyone unable to walk through the cave.  Pets are not allowed inside cave or buildings.  





What makes Rickwood Caverns State Park unique is the massive cave that contains 260-million-year-old formations that were created by water and reveal evidence that the cave was carved from an ocean bed. If you’re looking to cool off from the sweltering summer temperatures or warm up during those cold winter months, the underground wonder maintains a constant 58-62 degree temperature year round as you travel 175 feet beneath the earth.  Visit us year-round to experience the wonder of Rickwood Caverns Cave Tours.


The main attraction is the guided cave tour. Rickwood Caverns State Park also offers a gift shop, picnicking, gemstone mining, camping, playground, and hiking the Fossil Mountain Hiking Trail, which got its name from the leaf and seashell imprints visible in some of the rocks. The park features an Olympic-size swimming pool, fed by chilly waters from the cave. There’s also a kiddie pool.

Day Use Fees

  • Entrance Fees: Ages 5 -11 - $2.00 ; 12 and up - $3.00
  • Cave Tours (Includes Entrance Fee): Ages 5 -11 - $9.00 ; 12 and up - $19.00
  • Swimming (Includes Entrance Fee): Ages 5 and up - $7.00

Area attractions

The Bankhead National Forest, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, shopping and dining in downtown Birmingham, mountain biking at the Coldwater Mountain Forever Wild tract near Anniston, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Forever Wild Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and many more.

Use the ADCNR Interactive Map to learn more about the Alabama State Parks.