Virginia's Cavern Regions
West Virginia's large limestone caverns appear in the
Greenbrier Limestone just east of the Allegheny Front.
This layer of limestone was deposited on the floor of an
ancient ocean. It sweeps levelly beneath the surface of
"The Levels" of Monroe, Greenbrier, and
Pocahontas counties in southern West Virginia, but folds
upward nearly vertically to the north, near Seneca
Organ Cave and Lost World Caverns provide year-round
public tours in the southern region.
Seneca and Smoke Hole caverns provide year-round tours
in the northern region.
Grottos and Organizations
Thousands of miles of private caves and caverns descend
beneath eastern West Virginia.
Rules & Regulations
Abide by these rules when visiting West Virginia's
public and non-commercial caverns. Visit rules