The Maverick Grotto

The Maverick Grotto

Celebrating 20 years as a Texas caving organization in 2006!  The Maverick Grotto is the local caving club of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Texas. We are dedicated to promoting safe, fun, and environmentally conscious caving.  Our grotto is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society.

The Maverick Grotto is inactive effective November 2009!

The Maverick Grotto Won the NSS Web Page Award for April - June of 2004.  Click to see the NSS Web Page Award Site in a new window. The Maverick Grotto Patch - Designed by Mark Porter

The Maverick Grotto is currently inactive.

The Maverick Grotto is inactive for the moment at least.  Please check out the Metroplex Cavers website for information on other area grottos. Due to e-mail addresses and other functions, this website will remain online for some time.


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The Maverick Grotto

The Maverick Grotto was founded in 1986 by people from Fort Worth, Tarrant County and surrounding areas.  The grotto became inactive in November of 2009 when no one was willing to server as an officer.  Our purpose was to enjoy the study and exploration of caves.  Our members participated in a number caving projects in Texas and other areas.

Where are the Caves?

This is a question we get a lot!  We can tell you there are no known caves in Dallas or Tarrant County which means some driving time for cave explorers from this area.  There are many caves in the Edwards Plateau area of Central Texas.  There are also caves in far West Texas and North Texas.  Cavers don't provide specific access or location information to anyone but landowners (information on their caves only) and other cavers.  This is for the protection of landowners and the environment.  To learn the location of non-commercial caves, it's necessary to get involved with a caving organization and learn caving ethics.

For more information on Cave statistics and counties with caves, check out the County Statistics page at the Texas Speleology Survey (TSS) website.

For information on Texas Commercial Caves, see these links.

This page last updated September 15, 2012