Countless caves and caverns descend beneath the hills and valleys of West Virginia. Join us in spring 2013 when we unveil a guide to the most popular publicly accessible caves in the state. Should you have any specific questions above West Virginia caves in the interim, please contact Denny Nelson, our contributing editor for caving, who will be helping us build our Caving in West Virginia content. You'll also find caving photos and other West Virginia images provided by Denny in our galleries.
Notice: Caves closed in Monongahela National Forest
In June 2013, the U.S. Forest Service renewed the closure of all caves in the Monongahela National Forest in an attempt to protect endangered, threatened, and sensitive bat species from the potential risk of the humans spreading white-nose syndrome. According to an Caving in 2013 in Caving News, the caves will be closed indefinitely pending the development of a long-term strategy.