Cathedral Caverns

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Cathedral Caverns

Alabama

(256) 728-8193

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Overview

The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45-feet above! Cathedral Caverns is the perfect field trip for your school, church or other group. You can visit anytime, as the cave maintains a comfortable 60 F temperature year round. There is tent camping at one of their cleared sites that include fire pits. Check admissions prices before coming, as there are discounted rates for certain individuals and groups. Call and make plans today and you will see why you will be excited about Alabama's newest state park!

Map of Cathedral Caverns (AL)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.579068, -86.226261

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Activities

  • Camping

    Primitive camping is now available at Cathedral Caverns. Enjoy tent camping at one of the cleared sites that include fire pits. There is no electricity available on site at this time. Community water spigot, porta-toilets near-by.

  • Caving

    Cave tours are available. The gemstone mining process is an ideal activity for any age; your findings will make the perfect start for a collection. Children as well as adults have enjoyed their experience panning for gems. Cathedral Caverns Gem Mine's hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each bag is filled with a variety of rough cut gems.

  • Climbing

    Above ground, the site offers a climbing wall.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites are available.

  • RVing

    RV parking is available.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round. Tour times are as follows: September 1 through March 14, daily. Every two hours beginning at 10 a.m with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. March 15 through August 31, daily. Hourly beginning at 10:15 a.m. with last tour starting at 4 p.m. Closed: New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Directions

Driving

FROM GUNTERSVILLE: Take Highway 431 north to County Road 5. Turn right and go through Grant, Alabama. Turn right at the Cathedral Caverns rock sign and follow the signs.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(256) 728-8193

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