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Cathedral Caverns State Park

1879-1911 Cathedral Caverns Road, Woodville, Alabama 35776 USA

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“A breath-taking cave system with tours.”

Originally named Bats Cave, was first developed as an attraction by Jay Gurley in the late 1950s. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above! Cathedral Caverns is the perfect field trip for your school, church or other group. You can visit anytime, as the cave maintains a comfortable 60-degree temperature year round. Make plans to visit today! The Park is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tours leave every 2 hours. In addition to cave tours, the state park offers gem mining, picnicking, and tent camping.

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15 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

5.0 Access
4.6 Location
5.0 Cleanliness
4.4 Site Quality
4.3 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 3 users | Last reported on July 04, 2022

AT&T 4G

Confirmed by 3 users | Last reported on November 13, 2022
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Reviewed by
Courtney Cashon

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
October 15, 2014
Rated

Family, boyfriend & I went here about 2 years ago. Sometimes it was hard to hear the tourguide being in such a large group. But that didn't take the fun out of it at all. It was wonderful and we all had a good time. It's really not that far from Huntsville/Madison/Athens, so if you're in the area you should definitely check it out. Very family friendly. I believe it is also Wheelchair Accessible.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Cynthia

  • 16 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 22, 2015
Rated 4.0

I took my mom and my two sons, ages 6 and 8, and we all enjoyed it. Great idea for a hot day!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
TRVLNMMAW

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 03, 2015
Rated 5.0

We visited April 23, 2015. It wasn't very busy so we had a chance to chat with some of the staff...awesome folks! My 86 Y/O 2x leg amputee Dad was able to ride in the golf cart instead of having to be pushed in wheelchair. It is accessible the whole way, but there are some steep hills to be pushing someone either up or down! The caves themselves were really neat and the guide was funny, informative, and was genuinely enthusiastic about her job. From my Dad to my 2.5 y/o grandchild, all had a great time. Tip: bring a light jacket or sweater because it is a little chilly and damp.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Gzkertes

  • 6 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 06, 2014
Rated

Took the family here yesterday and we had a blast! The cavern was very impressive, our guide was great and the shop area was really nice. Kids did the gem harvesting, loved it! Would recommend calling to obtain tour hours, web site only has operational hours. We ended up having to wait 75min for the first tour of the AM. Worth the money for this unique experience.

1 person found this review helpful
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  • 0 Helpful
October 27, 2020
Rated

This park is 8 miles from Hwy 72 on paved roads. The entrance to the campgrounds is a level dirt road. The campground has 11 sites with water and power. Sites 1-5 are pulll-thru but are close to each other. The bathhouses are clean and the showers are large. There was only one other camper in the park. The only noise was from cars coming from the Cathedral Caverns on a road above the campground. The entrance is a short distance from the campgrounds. After dark, we didn't see a car until the next morning. We had no cell phone service until we turned on our booster.

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roadtripper452260 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 1

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon

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Reviewed by
Campendium

March 27, 2022
Rated

Brand new full service area about 3 miles south of US 72. Full service hookups with wi-fi service available from the park. TV Signal and Cell Service very limited but was able to get enough signal to do text messaging and read emails. Caverns tour is very nice, hiking trials about a 1/4 mile from campground area. Small playground adjacent to campground area, with bathhouse and laundry near the w/e and tent area. Nightly rate doesn't include weekday discounts or reservation fee.

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This reviewer would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $33.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 20

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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AT&T 4G

Reviewed by
Shaun Edwards

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 26, 2022
Rated

We stayed in the new section (1-25) which has full hookups. Big, level spots. Wi-Fi was poor when there were several campers but when most left the Wi-Fi was excellent. The only negative is that the bathrooms are a hike from the new section. A tour of the cave is a must.

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Shaun Edwards would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 19

5 Access
5 Location
- Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
- Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
WanderWoman65

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 04, 2022
Rated

Full hookups, easy access and setup. Level sites. The first few sites in the new section don’t have shade but the camp host were amazing and there was lots of space for walking the dogs and for the grandson to play. Cavern tour is a MUST! If you have kids gem mine and splurge on the Bonanza Bucket what a fun activity to do with the kiddos!! The trails are easy and moderate but they are well kept and marked as well as wide in most spots. Small climbing wall for kids at the park across the street from the new section. Was a short walk to the bath house and old section but we just drove if needed after dark. Just a relaxing and educational weekend.

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WanderWoman65 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $38.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: B05

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 5G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

November 13, 2022
Rated

We are full-timers in a 36 ft Class A with a Cherokee Trailhawk tow. We were in site B24 for 14 days in late October. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The FHU sites are relatively new and the CG is very clean, quiet, peaceful and well maintained. The sites are currently gravel, but many are surprisingly unlevel back to front and spacing varies quite a bit from very close to fairly reasonable. There are apparently plans to concrete the gravel pads.

AT&T coverage was dismal, ranging from 1 to 0 bars of LTE speeds varying from 0 to 0.5 MB/s. CG WiFi was inconsistent, with speeds from next to zero and up to 1.5 MB/s. There are plans to upgrade it in the next year or so. We were not able to get DISH coverage on any of the western satellites at our site do to a large oak tree to the SW. We were able to get 17 OTA channels with our omni antenna.

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This reviewer would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 14

Site Number: B24

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

AT&T 4G

Reviewed by
AmbieWin

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 11, 2023
Rated 5.0

Absolutely gorgeous park.the cave your is AMAZING and the woods around the campground are gorgeous.

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Cathedral Caverns State Park

1879-1911 Cathedral Caverns Road
Woodville, Alabama
35776 USA
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