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National Speleological Society

The District of Columbia Grotto (DCG), a local chapter of the National Speleological Society (NSS), is an organization dedicated to the exploration, study and conservation of caves. The Grotto brings together persons interested in all aspects of caving. With a history going back to 1939, it is one of the oldest caving organizations in existence. Some of our original members were founders of the NSS.

About the DC Grotto
Join DCG
Photos (coming soon, maybe)
History of the DC Grotto
DC Grotto Library
DC Grotto on Facebook

Bats & Caves
Limited Access Cave List
White Nose Syndrome
New Caver information
Conservation Policy
Trip Planning
Trout Rock Bat Counts
Long and Deep Caves List

Other Caving Orgaizations
Potomac Speleological Club
Baltimore Grotto
Tri-State Grotto
Regional Caving Projects

Other Information
Cave Bucks
NSS Anti-Harassment Policy
DC Grotto Bylaws
DCG 70th Anniversary t-shirt
Historical WNS information

Upcoming Events:

Unless otherwise noted, click here to get more information about any event

Saturday, July 20: Day trip to Dyers Cave near Wardensville, WV

Sunday, Aug. 18: The Augiust DCG General Meeting is cancelled (too many folks are on vacation)

Saturday, Aug. 24: Day trip to Corker Hill Cave and Frustration Pit near Shippensburg, PA

Aug. 29 - Sep. 2: Old Timers Reunion in Dailey, WV.

Sept. 20-22: Orientation to Cave Rescue class in Elkins, WV.

Sunday, Sept.15: DC Grotto Social Meeting at the Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.

(this page last updated or validated on July 16, 2024)