Rickwood Caverns State Park

About Rickwood Caverns State Park

Bridal Room
Rickwood Caverns State Park Caverns
Rickwood Caverns State Park Caves
Rickwood Caverns State Park Caves
Rickwood Caverns State Park Cave Tour
Rickwood Caverns State Park Group Tour
Rickwood State Park Tent Camping
Covered bridge in spring
First room

We are excited to announce that the new online camping reservation system is now live. Feel free to make your reservations by using the new online tool, calling the park office or simply walking in. We encourage advance reservations.


If you experience any issues with the new system, we would appreciate your feedback. Please contact a park directly for urgent issues related to a reservation. Thank you for choosing the Alabama State Parks.


New Online Camping Reservation Tool


Cave Tours: 

Reservation numbers- 205-647-9692 or 205-590-0832 beginning at 9:00 AM on the day of arrival.

  • Masks are recommended but not required inside buildings and throughout the entire cave

  • Cave Tour Times are at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00

  • Pets are not allowed inside buildings or the cave



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 - $19.00
  • Swimming (Includes Entrance Fee): Ages 5 and up - $7.00

Area attractions

The Bankhead National Forest, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, shopping and dining in downtown Birmingham, mountain biking at the Coldwater Mountain Forever Wild tract near Anniston, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Forever Wild Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and many more.


Alabama State Parks 2020 Travelers' Choice Award