Originally called Bat Cave, Cathedral Caverns was opened to the public by Jacob Gurley in the 1950’s. The cave was renamed because of its cathedral-like appearance. Purchased by the state in 1987, it was opened as a State Park in the summer of 2000. The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, a possible world record for commercial caves.

The grand entrance is only the beginning. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created including “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. Cathedral Caverns features many amazing sites: a “caveman” perched atop a flowstone wall, a “frozen” waterfall, a large stalagmite forest and a most improbable stone formation – a stalagmite that is 27 feet tall and 3 inches wide!

Location

Cathedral Caverns State Park Alabama
637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, United States

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Hours

9AM-5:30PM

Fees

ADMISSION FEE:

  • Adults: $20.00
  • Children 5 – 12 years of age: $9.00
  • Children 4 years of age and under: FREE with paying parent or guardian
  • Schools and Pre-School Groups: Students – $8.00, Chaperons – $15.00
  • Teachers: FREE with school group (Ask about special rates for combined tours and gem mining for students)
  • Military Rate with Valid ID: $18.00
  • Groups of 25 or more: $15.00 per person with a reservation

The Welcome Center opens daily at 9:00 a.m. and closes after the last tour group clears the cave.

Campsites: Primitive campsites are available to all guests for a fee of $13 per night. There is a one-time $5.00 registration fee charged for all campsites.

Cabins: $170.00 per night (including taxes and fees) and discounted rate of $850.00 per week. A 2 night minimum stay is required.

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Contact Details

Contact: (256)728-8193

Official Website: Cathedral Caverns State Park Alabama

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Cathedral Caverns State Park Alabama:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Spelunker Bunker, Big Rock Cabin, and the Goliath Getaway include the following:

  • Two bedrooms and a bathroom with a full-sized tub.
  • Kitchen with a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and dining area with table and chairs. The kitchen is stocked with dishes and cookware.
  • Living room with a couch, built-in fireplace, and T.V.
  • Air conditioning and heating.
  • Screened-in porch.
  • One queen bed in one room, and two sets of bunk beds (4 twin beds) in the other room.
  • Sleeps 6 people.
  • No linens provided.

The Grotto (ADA) includes the following:

  • Vaulted ceilings with beams.
  • One bedroom with a queen bed and easily accessible by wheel chair.
  • Large ADA accessible bathroom and walk-in shower.
  • Kitchen with a refrigerator, stove top, microwave, and dining area with table and chairs. The kitchen is stocked with dishes and cookware. Counters are ADA accessible.
  • Screened-in porch.
  • Living room with a couch and TV for DVD movies.
  • Air conditioning and heating.
  • Sleeps 2 people.
  • No linens provided.
  • Pets are not allowed in any of the cabins.

RRM, Inc., in a partnership agreement with Alabama State Parks, provide these facilities for your convenience and enjoyment. State Park rules apply to the cabins.

  • Check-in time is between 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. If unable to arrive between those hours, please contact the campground Hosts at 256-728-4503 to make arrangements.
  • The entrance gate is provided for your security. Only registered campers are allowed in the park after closing hours.
  • No smoking allowed in the cabins.
  • Pets are not allowed in the cabins.
  • Firearms or fireworks of any type are prohibited.
  • You must be 21 years old to reserve a cabin.
  • All trash is to be deposited in the provided dumpsters.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Disruptive campers may be asked to vacate without reimbursement.
  • Golf carts are not permitted for guest use, unless operated by a park volunteer with proof of state tag registration, and when applicable, have a visible ADA placard on the cart.

Book your reservations online, or please call the cabin host at 256-728-4503.

For more information please contact the cabin host, or email knott-martin@camprrm.com.

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