Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve

Stephens Gap is one of the most beloved caves in the southeast, with a beautiful pit that visitors love and a huge walk-in entrance that draws hikers, photographers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the heart of Jackson County, AL, Stephens Gap, is our 30th cave preserve! By purchasing this beautiful cave, SCCi will ensure that it’s protected and preserved for future generations of cavers, hikers, and photographers.

Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve is a significant investment for SCCi. We need to raise $150,000 to cover the land costs, closing costs, and stewardship expenses needed to care for Stephens Gap into the future. If you enjoy visiting Stephens Gap, or would like to visit it in the future, please join us in supporting one of our most popular preserves! Thank you for your support.

When you visit the preserve, please place your permit on the dashboard of your parked vehicle while you are visiting the preserve. Vehicle access is limited to the roadside of County Road 30 and the parking area inside the rock wall along the road. There is also parking between County Road 30 and Highway 35. Do not use or block the yellow gate into the quarry.

Help us preserve and protect this beautiful cave! 
(Please note that this will take you to a secure site off of the website.)

Stephens Gap Cave. Photo by Lynn Roebuck (

Stephens Gap Cave. Photo by Lynn Roebuck (


Preserve Information:

Acreage: 123 acres in Jackson County, Alabama
Preserve Management Team: Milton Polsky, Tom Whitehurst, and Aaron Polsky (
Preserve Management: Stephens Gap Visitor Use Plan
Maps: Cave Map | Pit Map

Permits: A permit is required to visit the preserve. Visit .