(last updated February 3, 2014)

Maryland
Allegany County, MD
DEVILS HOLE CE** (May87) Owner fears litigation.
MURLEY CZZZ (Apr84) Water supply.

Garrett County, MD
CRABTREE CDGR (Nov99) Owned by Nature Conservancy. Call Donnelle Keech (301-656-8673) for access info.  Closed Labor Day - May 15.
JOHN FRIEND CDGR (Nov99) Same status as Crabtree.  Closed Labor Day - May 15.

Washington County, MD
HOGMAW CE** (Sep93) Closed by new owner.
RUHRERVILLE COL. CE** (Sep93) Same status as Hogmaw.

North Carolina
Henderson County, NC
BAT CAVE SYS. CW*R (Mar89) Controlled by Nature Conservancy, some science trips may be allowed

Tennessee
Carter County, TN
BLUE SPRING CDGZ (Apr84) Gated, Holston Valley has key.
CARTER COUNTY CRYSTAL LXGR (Jan09) Very limited access allowed. Waiver required. 
ROCK HOUSE ZZZZ (Apr84) Water supply (is it closed???).

Claiborne County, TN
COONSIES CREEK CE** (Feb99) Owner concerned about liability.
ENGLISH CT** (Aug97) Known Indiana bat population.
JOHN LAIRD CE** (Nov98) Water supply.
WHITE BUIS CE** (Feb 99) Known bat population.

Johnson County, TN
JOSH HOLE LNZZ (Apr84) Closed in winter for bats.

Sullivan County, TN
APPALACHIAN CAVERNS OAG* (Aug97) Commercial cave.
MORRELS (WORLEYS) LAGV (Aug01) Gated, see on-site owner to sign waiver & pay parking fee.

Virginia
Alleghany County, VA
 CARTERS CE** (Apr08) Owner worried about liability.
LOCOMOTIVE BREATH CE** (Apr08) Trespassers may be arrested.
LOWMOOR CE** (Apr08) Closed, posted, & enforced.
PAXTON OO*R (Aug11) Sign in at log book on front porch and park along the road.  Absolutely no “cave for pay” groups.
WARM RIVER CE** (Sep08) Strict closure by new owner. (Cave apparently changed hands recently).

Augusta County, VA
BARTERBROOK SPR CE** (Sep83) Closed and gated; water supply.
BLUE HOLE CEF- (Sep94) Cave is a water supply.
FOUNTAIN LUG* (Sep11) Owner is town of Grottoes, Va. Access for educational groups only.
GRAND CAVERNS LAG* (Apr08) Commercial cave, also known as Weyer's.
MADISON SALTPETER CWGR (Apr08) Gated. Endangered species all year, not bats. Contact CCV for access info.
NEFFS LXZZ (Sep83) Status update needed!
STAUNTON QUARRY CZZZ (Sep83) Status update needed!

Bath County, VA
BLOWING LX*R (Jan01) Open to NSS members who ask permission for each trip.  Park across the road from the cave, not on the same side.
BOBCAT LDGG (Jul88) Owned by BCCS.
BREATHING LT*V (Jul13) Cave is open from May 15 to Sept. 15 and closed at all other times. The parking area and trail to Breathing Cave have been changed by the cave owner. Please use the new parking area and new trail ONLY. The waiver container has been moved from the Lockridge's home to the new parking area. It is not necessary to ask permission to enter the cave. Please sign the waivers, and replace them in the container. Do not stop at the Lockridge's home where the container was previously located.

Coming from the northeast: The new trailhead is located 3.4 miles southwest on the Burnsville Road, Rt. 609 towards Burnsville from the Rt. 678 intersection.

Coming from the southwest: The new trailhead is 2.7 miles northeast from Burnsville on Rt. 609 (200 yards northeast of the Bath/Highland County line). 

Details

Look for the permission/register box (aluminum, about a foot wide and tall) mounted on a wood post (top is painted white) on the north side of road.  The wood post is 30 feet off the edge of the road.  There is a bat emblem on the box.  It is not obvious (on purpose) so look carefully for the post.  There are also some telephone posts/pipes along the road that are white and orange but look for the wood post with its top painted white

There is a wide shoulder for plenty of parking. When parking, make sure the vehicle is well onto the shoulder away from the asphalt.  The grass may not be always be mowed but the terrain is generally level.   

Do not contact the owner. There are blank liability forms in the box. Complete the form and leave it in box. 

The trail is marked with oranges blazes and a white wire tied around the trees.  It is important to stay on the trail all the way to the cave and to return the same way.

BUTLER-SINKING CREEK LDGV (Sep90) BCCS control.
CLARKS LS*V (Dec13) Contact owner for permission & parking info. Must sign in at owner’s house. You cannot walk down road to cave entrances anymore; you must rappel in. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Virginia DCR Natural Heritage Program request no entry October 15 through April 15.
CROSSROADS OD** (Apr08)  Cave is owned by VSS, open to cavers.  Park in the parking lot near the cave entrance.
PORTERS LXGR (Apr08) Ask entry permission from owner.
STARR CHAPEL CEG* (Jul99) Gated, Closed 1 Sep - 15 May (bats).
WILLIAMS CXGR (Mar85) U Va Grotto manages cave, trips limited to friends of owner & UVa trips.
WITHEROS CN*R (May05) Closed 1 Sep - 15 May.  Owners permission required for summer access.

Bland County, VA
BANES SPRING CT*R  (Apr08)  Cave closed Oct.1 – Apr. 30.  Owner’s permission required for summer access.
BUDDY PENLEY CT*R  (Apr08)  Cave closed Oct.1 – April 30.  Owner’s permission required for summer access.
COON CT*R  (Apr08)  Cave closed Oct.1 – Apr. 30.  Owner’s permission required for summer access.
MATACHOCK CX*G (Apr08) Very limited access allowed.  Do NOT contact the landowners for access.  Contact Don Anderson for additional info.
NEWBERRY-BANES CT*R  (Apr08)  Cave closed Oct.1 – Apr. 30.  Owner’s permission required for summer access.
PAUL PENLEYS LT*R  (Apr08)  Cave closed Oct.1 – April 30.  Owner’s permission required for summer access.
REPASS SALTPETER CE*R  (Apr08)  Cave closed Oct. 1 - Apr. 30.  Requires contact in advance and special arrangements for summer trip.
SPRING HOLLOW CXZR (Apr08) Skydusky Hollow area. Owner tired of vandalis.

Botetourt County, VA
CATAWBA MURDER HOLE LX*R  (Apr08)   Trespassers will be prosecuted. Lower levels of cave (hibernaculum) are closed to protect bats from WNS. Owner must inspect, approve caving/vertical gear before trip. Owner must be present on all cave trips.
EAGLE ROCK QUARRY CAVES CE** (Apr08) Access no longer allowed, owner concerned about liability.
PERRY SALTPETER CE*Z (Apr08) Trepassers prosecuted; bat hibernaculum in winter.

Craig County, VA
NEWCASTLE MURDER HOLE LS*R (Apr08) Everyone MUST sign owner's log book.
PANTHER CAVE LW*R (Jan83) Status update needed!
RUFE CALDWELL CN*G (Apr08) Closed 1 Sep - 15 May for bats. Contact Blue Ridge Grotto for access info. 504-989-7693.
SHIRES SALTPETER CUGZ (Apr08) Gated in 1995.  On NF land.  Winter bats, some access May - Aug.

Frederick County, VA
BEANS CEF* (Apr83) Violators will, and have been, prosecuted. Status update needed!
OGDENS CD*R (MAR13) Owned by VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage Program. Limited access for educational, monitoring, and stewardship visits. Contact Wil Orndorff at Wil.Orndorff@dcr.virginia.gov (540-230-5960) for information.

Giles County, VA
BALLARDS
LE*R (Mar13) owned by Industrial Development Authority of Giles County; requires written permission.
CANOE CE** (Sep89) Gate destroyed, owner sensitive.
CLOVER HOLLOW LO*G (Apr08) Access through the Bat Ranch.  Contact Mike Newsome 540-626-3386.
NEW RIVER LO*V (Apr08) Posted, for access info contact Tim Kilby, owner, 703-273-4513.
PIG HOLE LE** (Apr08) Owner allows experienced vertical cavers only, no novices.  Cavers must sign in and out (via logbook).
SALAMANDER CX*G (Oct02) Very limited access allowed.  Do NOT contact the landowners for access.  Contact Don Anderson for additional info.
SALTPETER LE** (Oct05) Access allowed, but ask new owner for access permission.
SMOKEHOLE LS*R  (Apr08) Owner is upset that his fences have been damaged.  Contact landowner for access permission.
STAY HIGH CD*R (MAR13) Owned by VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage Program. Limited access for educational, monitoring, and stewardship visits. Contact Wil Orndorff at Wil.Orndorff@dcr.virginia.gov (540-230-5960) for information.
TAWNEYS LEGG (Apr08) Road entr now gated. See www.vpicaveclub.org/Tawneys for info.  Key contact is Mike Newsome 540-626-3386.  Sinkhole entr only open by permission.

Highland County, VA
ARBEGAST SALTPETER CE** (Sep02) Owner's insurance company requested cave closure.
FIVE SPRINGS LWGG (Apr09) contact Highland County Cave Survey for entry
HEVENERS #1 C*P* (Sep02) Closed by rock.
HEVENERS #3 CE** (Apr09) closed by VDGIF
HUPMANS SALTPETER CUZ* (Sep02) Bat cave, closed all year by VA Game & Fishery Dept.
LANTZ MTN QUARRY CE** (Sep02) Owner worried about liability.
MARSHALLS CE** (Oct11) Clve closed & posted by the VA Div. of Game & Inland Fisheries.  Permit (anf fee) apparently required to hike in the area near the cave.
MUSTOE ULCER CE** (Apr09) closed by VDGIF
MOSQUITO CE** (Sep02) Status update needed!
PARSONAGE CE** (Apr09) closed by VDGIF
VANDEVANDER CEG* (Mar08) Owner tired of being bothered by cavers.

Lee County, VA
(Numerous caves in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park have status OW*R (Sep83): CLIFF, CUMBERLAND GAP QUARRY, CUMBERLAND GAP SALTPETER, GRASSY SPRING, INDIAN, LEWIS BRANCH BRIDGE, LEWIS HOLLOW, LITTLE SALTPETER, SKYLIGHT, TURTLE, and WHITE ROCKS).
FISHERS CE** (Sep00) closure enforced by owner.
GALLOHAN #1 & #2
CE** (Mar13) Owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Closed year-round.
GAP (formerly CUDJOS) LWG* (Apr08) owned by CGNHP, check with them about access.
GIBSON-FRAZIER CXGR (Apr08) Closed, gated.
GILLEY ODGR (Dec12) Owned & managed by the Appalachian Cave Conservancy.  Access details are at www.acave.us.
INDIAN BURIAL CEG* (Feb98) Gated in 1998 to preserve Indian remains & prevent vandalism.
JONES SALTPETER CE** (Aug97)
LUCY BEATTY CE** (Sep83) Cave is a water supply.
SURGENER
CE** (Mar13) Owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Closed year-round.
UNTHANKS CDGR  (mar13) Owned by VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage Program. Limited access for educational, monitoring, and stewardship visits. Contact Wil Orndorff at Wil.Orndorff@dcr.virginia.gov (540-230-5960) for information.

Montgomery County, VA
JAMES CX**  (Apr08)  Open to cavers.  Closed to Scouts, church, school, “adventure”, etc. groups.
SLUSSERS CHAPEL CE** (Apr08) Biological preserve, no access allowed.

Page County, VA
LURAY CAVERNS LWG* (Jan88) Commercial cave, very limited access.
RUFFNER #1 CZZZ (Jan88) On Luray property, contact Luray Caverns.

Pulaski County, VA
BONEMOUTH/COVEYS CE** (Mar95)
COPENHAVERS CE** (Mar95)
MAZE CE** (Mar95) Contact New River Valley Grotto for access info.

Roanoke County, VA
BLANKENSHIP CS*Z (Apr08) Owner won't permit entry.
DIXIE CAVERNS LAG* (Apr08) Commercial cave.
GOODWINS LDGG (Apr08) Gated, violators prosecuted, contact David Socky at 540-989-7693 for access info.
LAYMANS CE** (Apr08) Owner does not permit entry.
MILLERS COVE LU*R (Apr08) Owned by Jeff. Nat Forest. Get landowner permission to cross to NF land.
NEW DIXIE CXGR (Apr08) Dixie's insurance co won't permit entry. Gated ca. 1992.

Rockbridge County, VA
BELL C*P* (Apr08) Entr filled in 1990's, area being developed.
BUCK HILL LAG* (Apr08) Commercial cave (Natural Bridge Caverns).
CASH CXZ* (Apr08) Owners may allow access to cavers they know.
CAVE SPRING CXGR (Apr08) Gated; sensitive owner relations.
DOLL HOUSE CE** (Apr08) Closed by Natural Bridge.
GRAHAMS CE** (Apr08) Owner died recently, relatives no longer allow access.
SHOWALTERS C*P* (Apr08) Cave filled with dirt & rocks.
SWINKS COZR (Apr08) Owner allows access for science & mapping only.
TOLLEYS CE** (Apr08) Owner worried about liability.
TURKEY HILL CEG* (Apr08) Cave is a water supply.  Bad air has been encountered.
WINDMILL DEEP LO*P (Apr08) Contact owner prior to entry.

Rockingham County, VA
3-D MAZE LO*R (Feb97) Ask owner Calvin Sheets for permission & approach cave from the north, not south across fields.
CEDAR HILL CE** (Oct02) Owner tired of access requests, please don't bother him.
DEVILS HOLE CS** (Feb93) Owner tired of people sneaking in cave & being bothered.
ENDLESS CAVERNS CAG* (Jul96) Commercial cave, closed to wild trips.
HOLSINGERS CE** (Oct02) Owner tired of access requests, please don't bother him.
LINVILLE QUARRY L**V (Oct90)
LYLES PIT LO*R (Feb97) Ask owner Calvin Sheets for permission & approach cave from the north, not south across fields.
MAD STEER CE** (Oct91) New owner, cave now closed.
MASSANUTTEN CAVERNS LAG* (Dec83) Check with SVG or CCV for info.
MELROSE CAVERNS C*P* (Apr08) Owner fed up with vandals.
ROUND HILL      LXZZ (Apr08)  Access only for science, mapping .
SUGAR NUT CE** (Sep02) Sensitive owner relations, cave is "essentially closed".

Russell County, VA
INDIAN C*P* (Feb93) Entr. bulldozed shut.
JESSIE CE** (Dec91) New owner threatening to bulldoze both entrances shut.

Scott County, VA
BLAIR-COLLINS LOZZ (Apr84) Open only if you get owner's permission.
BOLLING LU*R (Aug97) State park runs wild tours.
DANIEL BOONE CAVERN ODGG (Dec12) Managed by the Appalachian Cave Conservancy.  Access details are at www.acave.us. (Alternate names are ELLINGTON and GILLENWATER).
LANE CAVE (RED HILL) LX*R (Aug97)
OAK RIDGE
ODGG (Dec12) Managed by the Appalachian Cave Conservancy.  Access details are at www.acave.us.
NATURAL TUNNEL LU*R (Aug97) Cave is in State Park.
NATURAL TUNNEL SHELTERS LU*R (Aug97) Cave is in State Park.
NATURAL TUNNEL CAVE LU*R (Aug97) Cave is in State Park.

Shenandoah County, VA
CRYSTAL CAVERNS AT HUPPS HILL CEG* (Sep11) this commercial cave is no longer open. (Formerly named Battlefield Crystal Caverns).
CLICKS CE*R (Jun99) Closed Oct 1 - Apr 15 for bats, open to NSS members (only) with permission at other times.
FLEMMINGS CE** (May91)
HELSLEY CE** (May87) Owner building new house, wants no cavers.
HENSLEYS CE** (May87) House on cave, cave sealed shut.
SHENANDOAH CAVERN LAGR (Jan88) Access for science and mapping only.
SHENANDOAH WILD CXGR (Oct87) Trespassers have been arrested.

Smyth County, VA
BUCHANNAN SALTPETER LO** (Apr05) Can be visited only with permission of owner.
GRINSTEAD CE** (Apr92) Owner's house next to entr, see Dave Hubbard for more info.
HANCOCK OO*R  (Apr08) New, friendly owner, often on property.  Owner’s permission required for access.
INTERSTATE 81 CUGV  (Apr08)  Owned by VDOT.  Cave is closed, scientific access only. Rumors of entrance bulldozed untrue.
TILSONS SALTPETER CE** (Apr05) Owner won't allow access.

Tazewell County, VA
BLOWING CE*R (Dec91) Owner is Fla church group, written permission req for entry.
CASSEL FARM CN** (Jan90) Closed all year by VAR (bats).
CORKSCREW LW*R  (Apr08)   Access for science and mapping only.
FALLEN ROCK CD*R (Jan90) Requires letter from J. Holsinger.
HIGGENBOTHAMS #1 (DEVILS SLIDE) CE** (Mar13) Owned by the VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation.  Closed year-round for endangered bats.
HIGGENBOTHAMS #2 CE** (Mar13) Same status as Higgenbothams #1 above.
HUGH YOUNG CW*R (Jan90) Letter from J. Holsinger needed.
STONLEYS (DIVIDES) CE** (Nov83) Status update needed!
WARD COVE CAVES (and caves in the immediate vicinity) CE** (Sep83) Property lessee won't permit trespassers. Status update needed!

Warren County, VA
ALLENS LXG* (Sep08) On Skyline Caverns property. Contact Front Royal Grotto for access information.
CURL CRAWL CAVE CE** (Dec05) On National Park property, sometimes has bad air, blasting in the area due to nearby school construction.
FRONT ROYAL CAVERNS CEG* (Sep08) Gated. Local school will use for environmental studies - contact Front royal Grotto for access information.
SKYLINE CAVERNS LW*R (Apr08) Commercial cave.

Washington County, VA
PERKINS ODGG (Dec12) Managed by the Appalachian Cave Conservancy.  Access details are at www.acave.us.
VICKERS CE** (Apr05) Owner concerned about caver safety.

Wise County, VA
KELLY LU*R (Jan90) Owned by Jefferson NF, Request landowner permission to cross to NF land.
OMEGA LD*G  (Apr08)  Part of Powell Mt. Karst Preserve.  Owned by CCV.
ROCKY HOLLOW CW*G (Aug97) Winter closure for bats.

West Virginia
Berkeley County, WV
ANDERSON CE** (Mar07) Owned by nearby auto salvage yard. Does not allow entry to cave.
APPLEJACK C*P* (Sep83) Status update needed!
BENDERS LEZ* (Mar07) Owned by nearby trucking firm. Obtain permission from trucking firm.
CRICKET MAZE LEGR (Dec95) Managed by Cricket Maze Cave Assoc.
DONALDSON ODGR (Oct13) Owned by WVCC.  Bob Bennett of Tri-State Grotto controls access.  Click "Cave Access" at wvcc.net.
DUPONT A & B C*PZ (Mar08) No Trespassing signs - Lots of building & construction going on
HEITTS C*PZ (Apr84) Status update needed!
INDIAN RIVER O--- (Jun12) Same status & rules as Whitings Neck.
INWOOD C*P* (May87) Cave physically closed.
JONES QUARRY OOGR (Feb12) Contact owner ahead of time for permission before visiting cave - Tri-State Grotto no longer has info. All "old" keys will not work - Owner & caretaker have only keys.
NESTLE QUARRY LE*R (Feb12)  New owner allows entry with permission. Possible bad air (CO2) reported in Dec. 2006.  Cave is for sale (as of 2/12)
PIG C*P* (Mar07) Cave is physically closed.
SILERS CEG* (Mar12) Cave is gated and closed to all visitors by new owners.
STANDARD QUARRY CE*Z (Mar08) Quarries are being filled with debris, dirt, & rock
WHITINGS NECK O--- (Jun12) Posted signs near the cave apparently don't apply to the cave. Park & walk from Yankauer Nature Preserve, 1/2 mile S of cave on Newton School Rd. Do NOT park on any property near the cave.  Be quiet near entr due to new house nearby.  Do NOT park buses or other large vehicles in the Nature Preserve parking lot.  Take them elsewhere (like Martinsburg) until your group is scheduled to leave the cave.

Grant County, WV
ELKHORN MOUNTAIN (MONGOLD) LE*R (Feb08) Closed June 15 - Oct 15 for bats.  Permission REQUIRED  for entry.  Contact Linda Devine or Tim McDougle (mccave@citlink.net) for access permission.
PEACOCK CE** (Feb08) Closed all year for bats, cave is on USFS land.

Greenbrier County, WV
ACME QUARRY CEZZ (Jan00) New owners, land posted, owners say cave is closed.
BENEDICTS (Persinger Entrance) OD** (Oct13) Cave open, but contact WVCC for driving and parking directions at www.wvcc.net.
BOAR HOLE O*G* (Dec08) 
BONE-NORMAN O***  (Apr08)  Open to cavers. Parking space is limited, be sure that all wheels of vehicles are completely off the road surface.
BUCKEYE CREEK LE*R (May12) Permission required.  A WVACS member must be on the trip.
COFFMAN CX*Z (Sep83) Status update needed!
CRICKET CZZZ (Dec94) Entr. rumored(?) to be filled in.
CROOKSHANK (Entr to Friars Hole System) LT*R (Oct98) Same status as Friars Hole System (Pocahontas County).
CULVERSON CREEK O*** (Apr08) Contact Bill Balfour 304-497-0859 bal4karst@hotmail.com for access info.
DEEMS (ORGAN) OD*G (Apr08).  Contact Ed Swepston 304-645-6984 for permission and trip arrangements.
ERWINS (ORGAN) ZZZZ (Jun98) Access info needed.
FOX CAVE LS*R (Sep95) Maximum group size of 3 people.
FOXHOLE #1 CE** (Oct99) Very unfriendly landowner.
GENERAL DAVIS CDGR (Feb08) Gated to protect very rare salamander & small bat colony. Contact WV Chapter of Nature Conservancy, 304-345-4350.
GREAT ESCAPE (ORGAN) CE** (Oct98) Very unfriendly landowner.
HEDRICKS (ORGAN) CE** (Oct98) Very unfriendly landowner.
HIGGINBOTHAMS O**R (Apr01) Get permission from owner on property & sign owner's log book.
HUMPHREYS LW*R (Jan00) Very limited access to experienced vertical caves.  Ask first.
LIPPS (ORGAN) ODFG   (Apr08).  Open, very limited parking, don't block
the road.  Be considerate of the new fence.  Contact Ed Swepston
304-645-6984 or eswepston@hotmail.com for permission and trip arrangements.
LOST WORLD CAG* (Jun98) Commercial cave.
LUDINGTON CE** (Apr05) Bell entr now definitely closed by owner, don't even ask for access.  Ludington entr now considered closed because owner recently died.
MASTERS (ORGAN) ZZZZ (Jun98) Access info needed.
MCCLUNGS (Freeman Entrance) CE**    (Aug07) Closed. Contact WVCC for latest info, but consider using Lightner Entrance for access instead.  Do NOT contact the current owner (he does not want to be bothered by anyone, especially cavers).
MCCLUNGS (Lightner Entrance) O*** (Sep13) Lightners entr (vertical) owned by WVCC and open to qualified vertical cavers.  Park near the WVCC kiosk and don't drive to the cave.
MAXWELTON SINK C*P* (Sep13) New entr owned by WVCC.  Open for survey & scientific work only.  Permission needed in advance.  See www.maxweltongeosolutions.com/cave/resourcesSinkCave.html for info and contact Jeff Bray for project info.  All other entrances physically closed.
ORGAN CAVE (main entrance) LEGR (Aug05) Access for experienced cavers is usually allowed.  Ask the owners ahead of time.  No carbide allowed.
PIERCYS CD** (Feb 08) Owned by Nature Conservancy, closed 1 Sep - 1 May (bats), contact Monroe County Cavers for access info.
PIERCYS MILL OO** (Oct07) Speak with resident, Mr. Steve Cole, upon arrival at cave.  If not home, leave a note with the number of people on trip.
PLASTIC BAG
CE** (Dec08) same access status as POOR FARM (below)
POOR FARM CEG* (Dec08) Owner tired of being bothered and no longer allows access.  Please don't pester him.
THE PORTAL O*** (Dec08) 
RAPPS CAVE CEGG (Sep13) Entrance leased by WVCC, access normally not allowed.  Contact WVCC for access info.
RUBBER CHICKEN (entrance to Friars Hole) CEP* (Oct98) Entrance sealed with flood debris & owner allows no access.
SINKS OF THE RUN ZZZZ (Apr08) Status unknown.
SIVELYS #2 & #3 (ORGAN) ZZZZ (Jun98) New owner in 1997, access info needed.
WADES CE** (Apr05) Cave is currently closed.
WALTONS CE** (Dec88) Owned by Vanderpool water supply.

Hardy County, WV
DYERS CU*R (Feb09) WV DNR has requested avoiding winter visits (Oct. 15 - May 15) to avoid disturbing the growing colony of hibernating bats.  Summer access allowed, but please follow WNS decontamination procedures.
HINKLE SCHOOL PIT C*P* (Oct98) Entrance filled with trash.

Jefferson County, WV

BYRD ORCHARD SINK C*P* (Mar07) Cave is physically closed.
CHARLES TOWN (LAKELAND) CWGR (Mar07) Cave owned by city of Charles Town - Does not usually give permission for entry - Around 2002 water in the cave contained traces of petroleum.
DEAD DOG L*GR (Mar07) Cave probably open with permission.  Mr. Brown, the owner, has the gate key.
DITMER SQUEEZE CE*Z (May87) Owner not interested in cavers.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CE** (Mar06) Land posted "no trespassing at any time."
HARPERS FERRY CAVERNS CE** (Aug97) Former commercial cave, VERY closed by owner.  Property for sale.
JOHN BROWN CUG* (Mar08) Physically gated by RR (not Park Service) - No entry
MOLERS CEG* (Jul96) Cave closed & gated 7/94, mgmt plan being developed. No entry allowed.

Mercer County, WV
CALDWELL CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
HONACKER CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.

Monroe County, WV
ARGOBRITES CE** (Nov84) Fish stocked in entr. stream.
CHAMBERS CE** (Sep88).
CHRISTIE PIT LX*R (Apr05) Contact Mr. Blakeslee in Union.
CROWDER LS*R (Nov83) Landowner permission required for access.
GREENVILLE SALTPETER CEGV  (Sep08) All entrances now gated. Area near Millpond Entr closed 1 Sep - 15 May for bats. Cave is currently closed to everyone because or ongoing litigation between the two owners.
HUNT (CONNELL) CXPR (Apr05) Landowner permission required.  Contact Jeff Bray at 304-645-5359 for info on contacting landowner.
HURRICANE RIDGE LWGG (Apr05) Contact Jeff Bray 304-645-5359 for access info.
LAUREL CREEK CE** (Dec94) ALL 4 entrances now closed. Owner mad about inappropriate activities in the cave.
LEMON HOLE CE** (Nov83) Status update needed!
PATTON CE** (Aug08) Sensitive landowner relations. Cave closed in winter due to bats.  No access currently allowed at other times by the owner.
SCOTT HOLLOW CEG* (Feb 11) Cave is now CLOSED to all access for an undetermined time.  Please do not attempt to contact the owner until the situation changes. 
UNION LE*V (Apr05) Limited access for survey and scientific work only, all other access denied by landowner.  Waiver required.  contact Jeff Bray for info at 304-645-5359.

Morgan County, WV
ROCK GAP CE** (Sep92) Very closed, flood prone.

Pendleton County, WV
BIG EYE PIT CE** (Jul95) Landowner denies access.
BLOOD O*** (Jun08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR in Feb 08 due to WNS situation.  As of June 2008 the cave is reopened, but pleaase follow decontamination procedures.
BLOWHHOLE CEZZ (Mar94) Hostile owner for main entr.
CAVE MOUNTAIN LUGZ (Oct13) Closed 1 Apr to 15 Sep (nursery cave for rare bats) (cave is on USFS land and is now CLOSED year-round). Please stay on the trail to avoid damage to rare plants in the area. 
CAVE RAT LE*R (Sep05) permission must be obtained from owner at 301-937-0394 or aa3of@arrl.net before each trip.  Do not block the jeep road or driveway.
CON L*GG (Mar01) Gated, see Rick Lambert for access info.
COWHOLE WELL CE** (Sep99) Owner strongly dislikes trespassers.
EYE PIT C*P* (Jul 95) Entr. filled with trash.
FIELDHOUSE See LAWRENCE DOME PIT for status.
FLOOD LWPG (Nov12) Very tight entr, probably silted shut, cave floods, some access for scientific study.
FLOYD WAGGYS CX*V (Jun00) Owner permits only Syracuse Univ Outing Club trips.
FLUTE CU** (Feb08) WV DNR now owns cave, access policy being developed, closed until further notice.
GALE WARNER (LITTLE SENECA) CEF* (Mar99) Cave fenced & closed until at least 2004 for bat recovery project.
GRAVEYARD CE** (Jul92) Adjacent caves also closed.
GYPSUM LE*R (Mar01) Owner's permission required before each trip.
HAMILTON O*** (Oct13) Cave is open to properly equipped (helmet and 3 light sources) non-commercial users.  This was a major WNS site so please decontaminate all gear before going to any non-WNS caves (especially caves outside Virginia and West Virginia).
HELLHOLE CEF* (Feb08) Closed 1 Sep - 15 May (bats), quarry has leased entr. NO ACCESS AT ANY TIME!!!!
HOFFMAN PIT CE** (Feb08) Closed for bats by DNR.
HOFFMAN SCHOOL CUGZ (Feb08) Owned by WV DNR.  Closed 1 Sep - 15 May for bats.  Summer access unknown, but doubtful. Gated by USFWS.
HOURGLASS LE*R (Apr03) Written permission needed for access.  Contact owner, Ms. Bowers, at Macksville Mart S of Seneca Rocks for access permission.
KENNY SIMMONS CE** (Feb09) Cave is closed due to WNS being present in other Pendleton County caves.  No access allowed.
LAMBERT #1 CEGR (Feb08) Closed 1 Apr - 15 Sep (bats) get permission, don't block mailbox or driveway. Gated in 1994.
LAWRENCE DOME PIT (FIELDHOUSE) LE*R (Apr05) Ask permission from owner and DO NOT park along paved road.  Parking info available at http://www.psc-cavers.org/articles/FieldhouseCaveAccess.html.
LITTLE EYE PIT CE** (Jul95) Landowner denies access.
MEMORIAL DAY CDGV (Apr06) Quarry has leased entrance.  Access controlled by Germany Valley Karst Survey.  Permission and waiver required for any access.
MILL RUN LU** (Feb08) Closed Apr 1 - Sep 15 for bats.
MINOR REXRODE CNF* (Feb08) Closed all year by owner for Va. Long Ear bats.
MOYERS TWIN WELLS CE** (Jul95) Landowner denies access.
MYSTIC CX*V (Feb08) Closed 1 Apr - 15 Sep for bats, see owner & sign waiver rest of year.
NEW QUARRY C*P* (Nov05) entrance plugged with dirt in September 1999, area posted by State.
NEW TROUT O*** (Oct13) Cave is open to properly equipped (helmet and 3 light sources) non-commercial users.  Please use only properly decontaminated cave gear because WNS has not yet been seen in this cave.
NUT LUGR (Nov96) Access for serious studies with permission. Enforced by owner. Gated.
ONEGO MILL CE** (Oct89) Closed by owner, entr usually underwater, may be silted shut.
PROPST CE** (APR02) Owner concerned about vandalism.
QUARRY C*** (Nov05) Entire quarry now posted as "State property, no trespassing." (Note: signs missing as of 7/12. Probably just stolen).
ROARING CREEK CE** (Mar84) Closed by very mad owner.
SALTPETRE C*** (Feb08) Closed all year due to bats.  Contact George Dasher for info.
SCHOOLHOUSE CUF* (Feb08) Closed all year for bats, USFWS fence.
SHORT CX** (Nov97) Owner won't allow any access.
SINNETT LUGG (Aug11) Closed 1 Apr - 15 Sep (bats).  Sinnett is now closed all year due to WNS with the following exception: It is open ONLY from Sept. 15 - Oct. 2, 2011.  Check the Sinnett-Thorn Cave Conservancy Web site at www.psc-cavers.org/stcc/ for access info.  Waiver is mandatory.  DO NOT CONTACT THE OWNER!
SITES LE*R (Sep13) Qualified vertical cavers may enter cave, but permission must be obtained from owner at 520-219-0452 or aa3of@arrl.net before each trip.  Caution: deep pit. Do not block the jeep road or driveway.
SITES ATTIC LE*R (Sep13) Same status as SITES Cave.
SMOKEHOLE (cave, not caverns) CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
STRATOSPHERE BALLOON OA*V (Aug06) Former commercial cave that now allows easy wild trips (for a fee).  Located on the Seneca Caverns property
THORN MOUNTAIN LUGG (Aug11) Same ownership and status as SINNETT Cave.
TROUT CEG* (Oct13)  Trout Cave remains closed all year.  It is a WNS-positive cave with endangered Indiana bats in the winter and endangered Virginia Big-Ear bats in the summer.  Other caves on the hillside are open.  Trout Cave is gated.
VANCE LPTZ (Mar84) May be open during drought. Sensitive cave owner relations. Tenant denies access to everyone.
VANDEVANDER LU*R (Nov96) Same access status & rules as Nut.
WARNERS BROKEN DOME C*P* (Jan92) Entrance filled in.
WILDCAT HOLLOW PIT CEP* (Dec08) Cave buried under 30 feet of dirt by quarry operation.  Area posted.

Pocahontas County, WV
BILLY CLAY PIT & CLAY PIT #2 LD*R (Mar12) Owned by MAKC.  Permit required.  Further info available at www.karst.org .
BILLY CLAY PIT #3 CE*R (Mar12) Mr. Curtis, owner, may allow some access to cavers he knows.
BUCK RUN CAVE & BUCK RUN PIT CZ** (Mar12) Gate on Buck Run Rd locked, land leased by a hunt club.
CANADIAN HOLE CS** (Aug97) Very closed, no exceptions, owner upset about unauthorized dig & vandalism.
CARPENTER-SWAGO CE** (Mar13) Owner has closed the caves.  See www.swagofarms.com for more info on this and other caves owned by the same owner.
CANIS MAJORIS CW*R (Sep93) Same access as PIDDLING PIT.
CAVE CREEK CE** (Mar12) Closed by owner.
CASS CE** (Jun09) Land now posted "No Trespassing" & farm gate is locked.  Property managed by Dennis Leister, 713-203-6305, dennis_leister@hotmail.com 
CASSELL LE*R (Mar09) Ask permission for access.  Pit entrance may be unstable after 2003 partial collapse.  Use caution..
DRY CREEK VALLEY CAVES CE-- (Mar12) Beverage Cave and 10 other caves in the valley are owned by the same family and are very closed by them.
FALLING SPRING CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS.
FOX DEN PITS CZZZ (Dec94) Structure built over cave.
FRIARS ENTRANCE TO FRIARS HOLE SYSTEM O*** (Oct98) (this is the "south entrance" to the Friars Hole System).  1998 sale fell through, but cave still open.  Park off the road, don't litter the area (as always with any cave).
FRIARS HOLE SYSTEM LT*R (Mar08) Permission must be arranged with landowner in advance for ALL trips to ANY entrance.  Group size limited to 20 people, no beginners. Normally closed Jan - May due to poor access road conditions.  Please walk, don't drive, to cave entrances.
GREENTREE PIT CEFR (Mar12) Cave on a residential lot.
GRIMES CE** (Oct91) Closure enforced by owner.
HANNA PIT CZ** (Mar12) Same access at Buck Run Cave.
LINWOOD CE** (Mar12) Owner is selling land tracts & denies access to everyone.  Cave is a water supply.
MARTHAS CUF* (Feb08) Closed Sep 1 - May 15 (bats). Summer entry with owner permission.
MARTENS CE** (Jul03) Owner of new house near cave denies cave access.
OVERHOLT BLOWING CS*R (Jun12) No access allowed at all by owners.
OVERHOLT SALTPETER CE** (Mar12) Closed by owner.  Ten other nearby small caves & dead-bottom pits owned by same family are also closed.
PIDDLING PIT CW*R (Sep93) Owned by Nature Conservancy, call Greg Springer for info. Contains endangered non-bat critters.
POOR FARM LEG* (Apr98) Some access allowed. Ask.
REDLICK PIT C*Z* (Oct91) Entr. plugged with many trees by owner.
ROSA PIT #1, #2 CEFR (Mar12) Caves are on residential lots.
SHARPS O*** (Nov05) Do NOT ask permission or bother owner. Please clean carbide dumps & other trash in cave.
SHINABERRY C*P* (Oct91) Entr. silted very shut.
SNEDEGARS LT*R (Mar08) This is an entrance to the Friars Hole system. Permission must be arranged with landowner in advance for ALL trips to ANY entrance.  Group size limited to 20 people, no beginners. Normally closed Jan - May due to poor access road conditions.  Please walk, don't drive, to cave entrances.
TUB C*** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
UPPER MARTHAS CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
US-219 CE*R (Mar12) Mr. Curtis, owner, may allow some access to cavers he knows.
WALT ALLEN (BAXTERS) CEGR (Oct91) Owner still mad about caver incident in 1982.

Preston County, WV
CORNWALL CZGZ (Feb08) Bat closure from Monday after Labor Day until Monday before Memorial Day.  Land being sold, future access unknown.

Randolph County, WV
BOWDEN CE** (Oct13) Front 200 feet is private, but should be considered closed since only the entrance area isn't owned by the USFS.  Vast majority of cave is USFS-owned and is closed due to WNS.  All back entrances are USFS-owned and are closed.   Area along road may be posted.
DEVILS KITCHEN CE** (Feb00) New owner denies all access.
DREEN CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
ELK RIVER O**Z (Dec88) Caution: cave VERY flood-prone.
FLOWERPOT LO*V (Jul00) Sign waiver at Harpers Store in Seneca Rocks before going to the cave.
FORTLICK LU** (Feb08) Closed Sep 1 - May 15 for bats.
HARMANS WATERFALL CE** (Jan97) Closed by owner due to liability concerns.
IZAAK WALTON CUZR (Feb08) Closed for bats Sep 1 - May 15, entry with owner or caretaker's permission at other times.
MENNONITE YOUTH CAMP CL*Z (Feb00) closed Apr - Sep due to being used as water supply at the youth camp.
SCHMIDLEN CAVES CE** (Oct02) All caves in this area closed, landowner concerned about injuries & liability.
SHREVE-HOWELL PIT CE** (Aug97) Dispute between owners, nails on road, stay away.
SIMMONS-MINGO CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
STEWART RUN CU** (Feb08) Cave added to list at request of WV DNR due to WNS situation.
TWO LICK RUN LUZ* (Feb08) Closed Sep 1 - May 15 for bats, Cave is on USFS land.
WILDCAT HOLLOW CE** (Feb00) Owner denies all access.

Tucker County, WV
76 CE** (May10) Owner concerned about liability
ABROGAST CAVE CUF* (May10) USFWS owns or leases all entrs. All entrs closed year-round by USFS.
BENNETT CE** (Mar07) Owner enforces closure, cave closed since 1980's.
BENNETT DEEP RIVER CE** (May10) reason for closure unknown
BLACKWATER PIT OS** (Jul00) located in Blackwater Canyon.  Due to recent logging and environmental concerns cave should be considered closed.
BIG SPRING CUG* (Feb08) closed  Sep 1 - May 15 (bats), Cave on USFS land.
BOB WHITE LD** (Jul00) Owned by Nature Conserv., managed by Monongahela Grotto. Trips limited to small groups.
CAVE HOLLOW (ARBOGAST SYS) CUF* (May10) Same status as ARBOGAST.
FANCHLER PIT CE** (May10) Owner doesn't want people in the cave. Period.
HARR #2 CX** (May10) Cave is gated.  Owners allow access to people they know.
HARPERS CE** (May10) Owner concerned about liability.
LIMESTONE MTN C*P* (Jul00) Entr filled by landowner in early 70's.
LUKES CE** (May10) Owner concerned about liability.
MILL RUN CE** (May06) Do not ask the landowner to go into the cave.  There are extremely sensitive landowner relations.
MOORE CE** (May10) Falling Spring Entrance (Upper) is on private land and should be avoided.  Other entr is on USFS land and  is closed due to WNS by the USFS. Please avoid upper entr and only use the lower entr.
Red Run CE** (May10) cave is on USFS land and is closed by due to WNS by USFS.
SUICIDE SUMP CE** (May10) Cave located on USFS property and is closed due to WNS.  Extremely dangerous cave due to water conditions.  Do not enter if there is any chance of rain.
WATERWORLD LS** (Jul00) Located on Private Property.  Extremely dangerous cave due to water conditions. Do not enter if there is any chance of rain.
WAYBRIGHT CEP* (May10) Entrance was filled in the early 1970s.
WOLFORD CE** (May10) reason for closure not known.

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