The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above!
Cathedral Caverns is the perfect field trip for your school, church or other group. You can visit anytime, as the cave maintains a comfortable 60-degree temperature year round. Call and make plans today and you will see why we are excited about Alabama's newest state park!
Located in Alabama, this natural wonder was initially known as Bats Cave. It was discovered by Jay Gurley in the 1950s. He renamed it after its cathedral-like appearance and opened it to public tours.
In 1987, the state of Alabama purchased the property for preservation purposes. The site underwent extensive renovations before reopening as a State Park in May 2000.
The cavern is famous for Goliath - one of the world's largest stalagmites standing at approximately 45 feet tall.
Primitive camping is now available at Cathedral Caverns.
Enjoy tent camping at one of our cleared sites that include fire pits. There is no electricity available on site at this time. Community water spigot, porta-toilets near-by.