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State Park Getaway–Kickapoo Caverns

Monday, May 24th, 2010

This is a Passport to Texas State Park Getaway

Make plans for a road trip June 12 for the grand opening of Kickapoo Cavern State Park. Visitation to the site has been limited—until now. Bryan Frazier is our State Park guide and tells us more about this exciting destination.

It’s out in a little bit of a remote area. A lot of people are familiar with Uvalde, Brackettville and Rock Springs. That’s the area we’re talking about. It’s a beautiful area.

As part of Central Texas, we have so much limestone that creates the caves—the labyrinth of cave systems that we have here—and Kickapoo Cavern actually has fifteen caves on site. And two of them are big enough, significant enough, to be developed for tours: Stewart Bat Cave and Kickapoo Cavern.

And we’ve built campgrounds around that; so we’re going to just unveil that to the public. We’re going to have free entrance, free camping, free bat cave tours and bat flights, free hikes. There’s a network of hike and bike trails. I think you’ve got fourteen miles of developed trails and eighteen miles of undeveloped trails. And it’s a really unique experience and we want to encourage people to get out and do something different. June 12th, the grand opening of Kickapoo Cavern State Park…so….put that on your calendar.

Thanks Bryan.

Find all the details about the Kickapoo Caverns State Park grand opening on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

That’s our show … For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

June 12, 2010 — Kickapoo Cavern SP — Grand Opening — Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day or the weekend! We will have the Kickapoo Cavern Wild Cave Tour (bring sturdy shoes and two flashlights), birding, native plant walk, hiking, mountain biking (bikes and helmets provided), Evening Bat Flight viewing, hands-on Archeology and more! All activities on a first come, first served basis. Some age restrictions may apply. Light refreshments served at 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with Sergeant Memorial Trail Dedication. Free entry, camping (reservations required) and guided tours. Main activities 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but early morning birding and evening bat flight viewing also planned. For more information or camping reservations, contact the park. (830) 563-2342.