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Westcave Preserve will be open for Guided Canyon Tours and access to the Uplands this Spring Break!

Join one of our Naturalist Guides on a Guided Canyon Tour to our emerald pool, waterfall, and cave at Westcave Preserve this spring break.


March 10th - 13th; 1:30 PM (Check in at 1pm)

*Gates Open at 10am for Uplands access...

Painted buntings at Westcave Preserve

February 7 - May 13 | 8:00 AM | Book Online

Join us for a fun and informative bird hike at Westcave Preserve.

These hikes are led by a local expert avian biologist. Westcave Preserve hosts over 170 species of birds throughout the year, including the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, among other...

Roundtable: Save a Life Training

Mar. 4 | 5:30 PM | RSVP

Join us for a hands-on informal training to learn CPR/AED and how to Stop the Bleed!

Please BYOB and bring a snack to share.

The Westcave Roundtable Socials bring local area residents together to explore issues of common interest.


Golden cheeked Warbler

March 18, March 30, & April 11 | 8:00 AM | Book Online!

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...

Wildflower Walks at Westcave

April 5 & May 2 | 10:30 am | Book Online

Spring is the perfect time to witness the hill country transform into a painted landscape of wildflowers. Come out for an expert-guided walk about wildflowers on the Uplands and find out what is blooming. The walk will wind through 1.5 miles of trails on the...

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April 18, 4:30 - 7:00 | Book Online

A birding social event! Top, local avian biologists lead bird walks at Westcave Preserve/ This is a potluck and BYOB social hour. Join us for some socializing and bird watching!

Registration Required. Weather Permitting.


May 2 | 8:00 - 10:00 PM | Book Online

Discover what goes on during the night at Westcave Preserve! Join us for a hike in the canyon, led by local biologist. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

Registration required. $20/person. Weather permitting.

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)

2020 Star Party Dates:

  • March 21, 8:30-10:30pm
  • April 18, 9:00...

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...