Varnedoe Cave Preserve

Varnedoe Cave is located within the city limits of Huntsville, Alabama and is one of the more popular multi-drop caves in the southeast. SCCi  currently leases the cave through an agreement with the landowner. Both entrances to Varnedoe Cave can be rigged all the way to the Fox Skeleton Room where the register is located. Entrance 1 has a pit series of 73’, 15’, 41’, 72’ and Entrance 2 has a pit series of 115’, 12’, and 69’ with the latter entrance route dropping near the waterfall in the Fox Skeleton Room. Beyond the Fox Skeleton Room are meandering passages that lead to tall dome complexes and a formation area. Access to Varnedoe Cave requires a permit.

Varnedoe Cave with Elliot Stahl and Joy Palmer (Photo by Alan Grosse)

Varnedoe Cave with Elliot Stahl and Joy Palmer (Photo by Alan Grosse)

Preserve Information: Acreage: Lease/management agreement in Madison County, Alabama.
Preserve Management Team: Julie Schenck Brown (varnedoe@scci.org)
Access:To request a permit, visit http://permits.scci.org

Jack Fischer at the entrance of Varnedoe Cave (Photo by Matthew Setchfield)

Jack Fischer at the entrance of Varnedoe Cave (Photo by Matthew Setchfield)