Caving in West Virginia
Caves and caverns are found in most every part of West Virginia, most notably in the eastern region of the state in the Greenbrier Valley and Allegheny Mountains regions. More than 500 caves have been cataloged, ranging from shallow rock shelters to virtually endless cavern systems, and countless more await their first human explorers. Five commercial caverns provide guided tours in West Virginia, and several caving organizations sponsor regular excursions.
WARNING: Until further notice, all caves within the Monongahela National Forest are closed while forestry officials determine how best to deal with white-nose syndrome, a fungus that is killing bat species.