Dark sky location near Austin, TX for star-gazing

Tour the night skies at Westcave Preserve, a dark sky location convenient to Austin. 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!

$15 adult (18+) | $5 child (4 - 17)

2019 Star Party Dates:

  • June 1; 9:00-11:00pm
  • July 20th;...
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MAY 11th @ 5 PM

A birding and social event during which top, local avian biologists will lead bird walks at Westcave Preserve. After the hike, the evening will end with a BYOB social hour and snack potluck while listening for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler. Join us for some socializing and bird watching!

Registration Required

May 11th @ 5 PM...

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MAY 13th @ 8 AM

Join us for a bird walk this spring led by local avian biologists! Westcave hosts over 170 species of birds and spring migration is one of the best times to experience our avian population. From the endangered golden-cheeked warbler to the colorful painted bunting we have it all! Bird Walks last 1-2 hours.

All levels of birding welcome. Binoculars provided unless you bring your favorite pair!...


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 the Westcave Grotto, with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below.


Conservation Workdays

Westcave relies on volunteers to preserve and protect its beautiful landscape so present and future generations can enjoy it. Our staff and volunteers have fun and work hard. If you are up for both, Westcave is your place, we welcome all levels of talent.

Workday projects include but are not limited to the following-

Trail Building & Maintenance - Help us with trail building and maintenance as needed. This may...