Westcave Preserve is a hidden treasure in western Travis County. There is a beautiful, but strenuous hike to the Grotto.
For more information and photos of this beautiful natural area, visit Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
History: In 1976 Westcave Preserve Corporation was granted non-profit status. The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) purchased the property in 1983 and formed a partnership with Westcave.
IN 1990 the first visitor center was established. in 2003, the Warren Kaaren Environmental Learning Center opened. The 45 acre Canyon Rim property was acquired in 2008. In 2009, the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin (CiNCA) launched and became a core program of Westcave in 2012. In 2013 Westcave expanded its vision and changed the name to Westcave Outdoor Discover Center.
Westcave is open Tuesday – Sunday.
Tues – Friday, 10am-2pm, public access is available for the Uplands only. Private tours for field trips and education programs can be scheduled in advance to visit the canyon, cave & grotto areas. Weekday Program Requests
Saturday – Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm, access to the canyon, grotto & cave, is only provided through guided tours. The Upland area is also available on the weekends for additional hiking.
The Warren Skarren Environmental Learning Center (Visitor’s Building) is open to the public on weekends and seasonally during weekdays.
Preserve access is weather permitting.
Please call 830-825-3442 or check the website for updated information.
What is your admission fee?
Canyon Tours: $15 adult| $7 child (4-17)
Upland Trails: $7 adult | $4 child (4-17)
Education programs: For pricing, contact Paul Vickery, firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Educational Programs at Westcave