Alabaster Caverns State Park
Enter one of the largest natural gypsum caves in the world at Alabaster Caverns State Park. This rare cave is open to the public, and the only gypsum show cave in the United States. Daily guided tours of Alabaster Cavern leave promptly on the hour from 9am-4pm. For safety reasons, a maximum of 40 visitors are allowed on each tour. A fee is charged for the tour, and no pets are allowed inside the caverns.
The cavern tour includes guided interpretation on a well-lit path. Group tour rates are available for school and youth groups only and only after a reservation has been made and a confirmation number been issued. Group reservations are required at least two weeks in advance by calling the park office. NOTE: Tour reservations are recommended during holiday weekends and during local events.
Alabaster Caverns State Park also features reservable RV and tent sites. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic areas, group shelters with electricity, grills, water and a volleyball court.
For a unique adventure, try wild caving at the park. Better known as spelunking, Alabaster Caverns is home to four caves that are maintained especially for wild caving. Caves range in length from 550 feet to 1,600-ft. Permits may be obtained at park office. No permits will be issued between October 1 and March 31 for protection of hibernating bats. A small fee per person applies. Wild caving is only permitted between the hours of 8am and 3pm. Please contact the park office for an equipment list as well as rules and regulations.
The Alabaster Cavern's Raptor Roost Trail is part of the Park Rx America Program that encourages heart health through regular exercise. After your walk, don't forget to stop by the park's gift shop where you'll find a wide variety of souvenirs including gift items related to nature, the cavern and the resident bat population.