Cave Permit Information

INDIVIDUALS, GROTTOS AND COLLEGE OUTING CLUBS

All caves require that you follow standard safe and conservation minded caving practices.

There are no bathroom facilities at NCC preserves. Please plan ahead. The NCC supports the principles of Leave No Trace.

The National Speleological Society, Inc. (NSS) and the Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) are completely separate 501(c)(3) organizations. Both are staffed by volunteers. Neither charge a fee for use of their properties but are happy to receive donations at the addresses listed below. We have combined this information to help make your visits to these caves easier.

Contact your local caving club through caves.org if you are looking for a guide as they may be able to help you.

A PDF version of this page can be found here.

CAVES OWNED BY THE NORTHEASTERN CAVE CONSERVANCY (NCC)

Click here to download the General NCC and NSS Waiver form.

A release form is required for Knox & Crossbones Caves, click here to download now.

CAVES OWNED BY THE NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (NSS)

Note: No cave for pay is allowed in NSS owned caves. Cave for pay means those groups where a leader receives payment for activities related solely to the cave trip. This may include but is not limited to, rental of cave equipment, transportation to the cave, and guide services. If you have questions, please contact a manager.

Click here to download the General NCC and NSS Waiver & Release form.