This Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is Cave Day in Cedar Park. The City of Cedar Park – Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring this event and The Texas Cave Conservancy will be offering cave related activities at various sites.

Cedar Park Facts

There are over one thousand caves in urban areas across Texas and over 759 of these are in Williamson County. The caves in Cedar Park and Williamson County are home to several unusual species of insects and mammals including the cave cricket, the cave beetle, certain types of bats and raccoons. Some of these are on the endangered species list.

The Texas Cave Conservancy, a non-profit organization formed in 1984 in New Braunfels, Texas, by a group of concerned cavers, works to protect and preserve many of these caves through cave management and the formation of cave preserves.

Great Family Event for Cedar Park Residents and Visitors

If you are like many of the local residents or newcomers to our area who are literally ‘in the dark’ about caves in Texas, this event will be a fantastic opportunity to not only learn more about the caves in our area, but also to visit some of them. There will be five separate sites available to visit, including Discovery Well Cave Preserve, Buttercup Cave Preserve, Twin Creeks Historical Area, Avery Ranch Cave, and the Dies Ranch Treasure Cave. Each location will offer tours, information, and either hiking trails, cave access, or both.

For directions and more information on Cave Day, visit the Texas Cave Conservancy website at http://texascaves.org/cave_day.html or contact the City of Cedar Park-Parks & Recreation Department at 512-401-5500. See you on Saturday!

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