About Caves

For outstanding information about caves, visit these web sites:

Generalized Stages of Cave Development
From the National Park Service
Find excellent drawings about how caves form.

National Cave and Karst Research Institute
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a non-profit government-supported institute headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing.

National Caves Association
This web site has thorough information about how caves form, types of caves, cave creatures, cave formations, protecting caves, material for teachers, and educational links.

Virtual Cave
From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground!


Luray Caverns USDA Forest Service Prince William Network Cave Research Foundation National Speleological Society Cave Conservancy of the Virginias Cave Conservancy Foundation Indiana Karst Conservancy National Cave & Karst Program, United States Forest Service National Cave and Karst Research Institute National Caves Association Natural Inquirer Project Underground Under Earth Images National Park Service FSNatureLIVE: Distance Learning Adventures Crawford Hydrology Laboratory