Charles B. Henson Cave Preserve at Johnson’s Crook

Little Nicka CaveSCCi signed an agreement with the Georgia Alabama Land Trust to lease and manage over 1,300 acres of Johnson’s Crook in Dade County, Georgia. The Charles B. Henson Cave Preserve at Johnson’s Crook will boast over 30 caves including Johnson’s Crook Cave, Lost Canyon Cave and Gypsy Cave. The lease agreement with the Georgia Alabama Land Trust ensures visitors that this large tract of cave-rich real estate will never be threatened by development ever again.  The most significant caves on the preserve are Johnson’s Crook Cave and Lost Canyon. Johnson’s Crook Cave is 7,160 feet in length and has been a popular destination for over 40 years. Lost Canyon Cave has proven a popular destination since the SCCi acquired it in 2012. Lost Canyon is one of Georgia’s deepest caves at 352 feet with an entrance drop 114 feet deep. This cave will be absorbed by the new preserve and will continue to be a permitted cave under the direction of the Johnson’s Crook Management Committee.

Please support the SCCi so we can purchase and protect even more caves! A permit is required to visit the caves on this preserve. For more information, contact the management team at

NOTICE: To help prevent the spread of the deadly White Nose Syndrome (WNS) affecting bat populations, please read the SCCi Cave Visitation Policy and follow the guidelines.

Preserve Information:

Acreage: 1,300+ in Dade County
Property Management Team: Patty Springer (Chair), Peter and Jane Morgan and Marty Abercrombie (
To request a permit, visit