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Saturday , November 5

11:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Canyon Tours on the hour, self guided Upland Trails access, bird feeder building, family fun arts and crafts.

Westcave will host a book signing at the annual Fall Festival. The signing will feature Discovering Westcave and other books in the Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership series, sponsored by the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.”

Fee:$5 per child (4-12yrs), $10 adult, or $25 per immediate family.


Join our volunteer team working on our new interconnecting trails and overall management of the trails. Workdays alternate between the first Saturday and first Monday of each month. Contact to learn more and to sign up for one of our workdays.

Fill out our volunteer form to let us know about your interests and availability, and we'll help find the ideal project that fits you perfectly!

Upcoming work days:

    • March 5th (CANCELLED)
    • April 4th
    • May 7th
Dark sky location near Austin, TX for star-gazing

Take a tour of the night skies at Westcave Preserve, a dark sky location convenient to the Austin area. Star Party nights are an ideal opportunity to enjoy an evening gazing at the stars through a high-quality telescope. With local astronomers on hand to answer questions, you'll be delighted and amazed by what you see and learn! **Registration required** $5 per child ages 4-12 years; $10 per person; $25 per immediate family.

2016 Upcoming Star Party Dates:

  • November 19th, 2016; 6:00-8:00 pm (WAITING LIST)
  • December 3rd, 2016; 6:00-8:00 pm

2017 Upcoming Star Party Dates:

  • January 21st, 2017: 6:30-8:30 pm (FULL)
  • February 18th, 2017: 7:00-9:00 pm

Prepare yourself – the majestic beauty of our unique Texas Hill Country nature preserve will leave you breathless! Our expert-guided tours take visitors from an arid savannah through a limestone crevice into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. At the head of the canyon stands Westcave, with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below.

Access to the canyon and cave is by guided tour only.


10:00 am, 12 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Fee: $10 adult (13 + years), $5 child (4 - 12 years), or $25 immediate family. Members free!