Underground adventure: Warsaw Caves

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At the entrance of a cave.

Spelunking.  Although I prefer being above ground or in the sky, I have always been intrigued by the idea of exploring caves.  I tried Scenic Caves and enjoyed it, but I wanted to try caving in a more natural setting.


Enter Warsaw Caves. Although this place is REALLY busy on weekends for camping and the beach, if you go in the evening the caves are relatively quiet. I was also pleasantly surprised that the caves are not only extensive, but deep and very much “at-your-own-risk”. This was just what I was looking for – an opportunity to explore caves on our own without a guide.

There are seven entrances outlined on a map available at the front gate. We did not do all the caves because we were running out of daylight, but if you are willing to climb down, each cave is fairly extensive.  In most cases, you could go farther than the suggested route on the map. Just be sure to pay attention to where you are going!


Sitting on ice at the bottom of a cave.

We went mid-May and some of the caves still had ice in the bottom. Although this was a cool discovery, it made some of the descents rather interesting. There is nothing like falling down a two foot slide, at the bottom of a cave with a low ceiling to make the day interesting.

And headlamps, headlamps, headlamps. We thought one headlamp and several flashlights would be fine, but we quickly discovered this made maneuvering difficult. We ended up spending too much time holding flashlights for each other to see and prevent injuries.

Overall, it was a really interesting location to go caving. We also stayed in the campground because it was late and we needed somewhere to sleep, but I personally would not come here just for camping.  Certainly worth the drive for caving though!

8 Comments on “Underground adventure: Warsaw Caves

  1. Pingback: Spring adventure at Hilton Falls | Adventure Bound

  2. Love Spelunking If you ever get a chance, go cave diving. Not the scary kind but the still fun without being THAT close to drowning in a cave kind. Crystal River, FL is a good bet and you get to snorkel with manatees on top of it : )

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      • It is half terrifying. Especially if you turn your flashlight off and hold your breath a sec and listen to the quiet. Well, it isn’t quiet, it is more snap crackle pop. But if you accidentally kick up silt, that’s what it is terrifying. I strongly recommend a line, a spare air and a buddy that you trust. I don’t think I would do it now. I am glad I did it a few times, but I’m good, I don’t need to again 😉

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      • Oh and after seeing The Descent?? Ack! 😉 But you must do it and tell us us your travels!

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