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Kickapoo Caverns State Natural Area Project

This Project has been completed

Project Coordinator:
Travis Scott
555-555-1212

Data Manager:
Allan Cobb

Together with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Travis Scott and Kurt Menking have created a TSA project to perform a complete survey of the caves of Kickapoo Caverns State Natural Area. The project work includes ridge walking, surveying, mapping, photographing, exploring, and relocating known caves as well as working on the campsites and other ongoing projects. Biological studies may begin in the future. There are over twenty known caves in the park with more being added every trip. They vary from very large to small caves and have something for everybody.

As a reward for the work and help there will be opportunities for the volunteers to visit Kickapoo Caverns Saturday evening after the work is done or Sunday morning, watch the bat flights at Stewart Bat Cave (when the bats are at the cave), and visit Devils Sinkhole on Sunday afternoon (surface only).

All data is compiled and submitted to the Texas Speleological Society and Texas Parks and Wildlife after each project weekend.

Project Dates:

There is not a set schedule for the project. There will be about three to four trips a year. Trip announcements will be via the Texascavers mailing list, TSA webpage and the Texas Caver. Gate combinations will come out the week before any trip via the Texascavers mailing list.

Camping:

The park has 14 camp sites being built with showers and running water available. Most sites have a fire ring and a picnic table.

Directions:

The park is located about 24 miles north of Brackettville on Ranch Road 674. When you enter the park, follow the paved road about 3.5 miles until you reach the parking area and bathrooms on your left. The campground is behind the bathrooms. We will gather Saturday mornings by 9:00am in the large open barn, or if available, in the bunkhouse next to the barn.

Links to Kickapoo Cavern State Natural Area Information

Official TPWD Webpage

Texas Speleological Survey

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