Every year the SCCi hosts an open house at Frick’s Cave in Georgia, a cave that is normally closed to protect endangered bats and salamanders that live in the cave. The 2015 Fricks Cave Open House is tentatively set for February 28th. On this one day only from 9:00am until 4:30pm EST SCCi members will be allowed entrance to the cave because the federally protected endangered gray bats do not reside in the cave during the winter.
If you would like to go into the cave, you will be required to use gear and clothing that’s been cleaned and disinfected according to the SCCi Cave Visitation Policy. In addition, white-nose syndrome was found inside the cave last winter so please also clean and disinfect your gear after the trip. Frick’s is a stream cave, and can be very cold and wet in January. Please dress accordingly.
Weather permitting, there will be a cookout that will begin at noon EST and food will be served until we run out. We encourage you to visit the cave then stick around for burgers and hot dogs and a visit with friends.
The street address of the parking area is 1536 Fricks Gap Road, Chickamauga, GA 30707.
Directions from the intersection of GA 136 and GA 193 (between LaFayette and Trenton) in Walker County, Georgia: Go south 2.1 miles to Harold Stephens Road. Turn right. Continue until you dead end into Fricks Gap Road. Turn left. Follow this road to the signs for the open house parking spot.
We hope that you will make plans to join us in February for this unique opportunity!