WCC Caving Permits

The WCC is pleased to announce that we are once again issuing permits for recreational visits to most of our properties. Please note that in order to preserve the health and safety of cavers and cave ecosystems, we will be requiring all cave visitors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The WCC will continue to monitor all CDC and California public health guidance and will be revising this requirement as conditions in California continue to develop.

Please note that while recreational permits will be issued for Rippled and the caves at the freshly-acquired Volcano Natural Preserve, effective immediately, permits for Windeler and Cave of the Catacombs may be delayed for a few weeks in order to do some critical surface work at Windeler and to check the water level and other conditions at Cave of the Catacombs. Permits for SVR will continue to be surface-only for now.