War Eagle Cavern – Spelunker Tours
War Eagle Caverns – Spelunker Tours
Spelunker Tours – Now Taking Reservations!
OFFERED DAILY, JULY 10th – End of OCTOBER!
Beneath the Surface of our World, There are Wonders Beyond Compare!
The spelunker tour begins where the public tour (and the light) ends! The definition of spelunker is one who engages in the pastime or sport of exploring caves. If that definition fits you or someone you know then the Spelunker Tour here at War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake is the perfect attraction to include on their things to do list! Our Spelunker Tour is just beginning where the guided public tour ends. If you have a few hours and a sense of adventure, this tour is for you!
The Spelunking Tours here at War Eagle are rated as mildly strenuous, with no rappelling required. You will climb, walk, wade and crawl another mile into the darkness, culminating by walking into an over 100-foot high dome – incredible!
Unlike the Guided Tours reservation times are needed to participate in one of our Spelunker Tours, and are available to groups of four or more. Reservations times become available starting in mid-July. Larger groups can be accommodated by calling and making special arrangements. Kids 12 years old or older can go on these tours as long as they have an adult to accompany each one of them. The groups will be joined by one of our trained guides, pointing out all the passageways to be explored – from standing tall in huge passages to squeezing through small holes in limestone walls. The guides will facilitate the tours by pointing out several possible passageways that may be explored by the groups. The safety of our explorers is always our primary concern here at War Eagle Cavern. Our guides have the authority at any time to end the tour due to possible hypothermia, injury, vandalism, rowdy behavior or any other situation that could jeopardize the safety and enjoyment of anyone on the Spelunker Tour.
One of the exciting parts of the Spelunker Tour is that you will most likely experience huge colonies of bats!
WARNING! —-YOU WILL GET WET AND MUDDY!
Some of the things a participant in the Spelunker Tour at War Eagle Cavern will need to remember are:
- Spelunker Tours are offered most any day from mid July to Nov with about 48 hour notice.
- Plan for at least 2 1/2 hours of adventure.
Arrive in your explorer clothes – sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirt, and long pants. Come prepared to get wet, muddy and have fun.
- Jeans or Pants, NO SHORTS.
- Hiking Boots that will get wet.
- Layer a jacket, long sleeve shirt and T-shirt.
- You may want a small pack to carry a water bottle, power bar and extra batteries.
- Hard Hats, Lights, Knee Pads and Gloves are REQUIRED and will be provided.
- The Spelunker Tour is limited to a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 10 people per tour. (Larger groups may be available by special arrangements.
- Participants must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Spelunker Tours are available by 48 hour advanced reservations only. Credit Card required for reservation and 1/2 down payment. 24 hr notice of cancellation or rescheduling required.
- Participants must download, print and sign a release form and present it at check-in.
- Arrive by 1:00 PM, check-in and pay balance, get equipment and safety instructions.
A change of clothes, socks, and shoes are highly recommended, plus a large plastic bag for your dirty clothes. You also might want money for snacks and souvenirs!
COST: $75 using our equipment, $65 bringing and using your own equipment.
SPELUNKER TOUR RELEASE FORM -Print Form Here-
Recently, our staff traveled to what we thought were the furthest reaches of the cavern. After hours and hours of crawling and slithering through water-filled passages and walking through towering rooms, we were forced to stop in a big room that seemed to go no further. The formations were spectacular, formed from water seeping over the rocks for millions of years. As we rested before beginning the journey back, one of the guides shouted “Wait! There’s more!” He had discovered that bats were disappearing into a small hole in the back wall, and a strong cool breeze was coming through. We can’t wait to get through that wall and explore further!