About Rickwood Caverns State Park
8/9/20 - The pool will re-open with standard hours. Cave tours will resume but in limited number. Day of reservations for cave tours are strongly recommended. Please contact the office at 205-647-9692
Alabama State Parks is excited to announce we will begin the transition to a new camping reservation system at the beginning of August 2020.
To make a reservation or modify an existing reservation scheduled to arrive before August 11, 2020, please call the park for assistance. No reservations or modifications for campsites with arrival dates after August 11, 2020 can be processed on the phone between August 2 and the launch of the new system. These changes only relate to camping reservations.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience as we work toward improving our online reservation system guest experience.
* Gift cards cannot be used or accepted during the blackout period between August 2 - 11th.
More info about new reservation system.
Notification - Cave Tours Resumed On May 16, 2020. Please be aware masks are required to go through the Cave effective July 17th, 2020. Follow This Link For Details: https://www.alapark.com/parks/rickwood-caverns-state-park/cave-tours
What makes Rickwood Caverns State Park unique is the massive cave that contains 260-million-year-old formations that were created by water and reveal evidence that the cave was carved from an ocean bed. If you’re looking to cool off from the sweltering summer temperatures or warm up during those cold winter months, the underground wonder maintains a constant 58-62 degree temperature year round as you travel 175 feet beneath the earth. Visit us year round to experience the wonder of Rickwood Caverns Cave Tours.
The main attraction is the guided cave tour. Rickwood Caverns State Park also offers a gift shop, picnicking, gemstone mining, camping, playground, and hiking the Fossil Mountain Hiking Trail, which got its name from the leaf and seashell imprints visible in some of the rocks. The park features an Olympic-size swimming pool, fed by chilly waters from the cave. There’s also a kiddie pool.
Day Use Fees
- Entrance Fees: Ages 5 -11 - $2.00 ; 12 and up - $3.00
- Cave Tours (Includes Entrance Fee): Ages 5 -11 - $9.00 ; 12 and up - $18.00
- Swimming (Includes Entrance Fee): Ages 5 and up - $7.00
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