THE GROTTO

Public Access by Guided Canyon Tour Only

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center's sheltered canyon near Austin
A cave group tour at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Austin
Maidenhair Fern at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Children School Field Trip at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Austin

GUIDED CANYON TOURS

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 savanna 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.

Even with the online reservation option, all of our normally scheduled public tours have limited openings for walk-up registration. Give it a try or call us if you have questions – we are always happy to help!

TOUR TIMES

Saturday & Sunday (Year Round):

  • Summer Tours: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm from June 8th-September 29th. (gate will open at 7:30 am)
  • Fall Tour Schedule: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm begins October 5th.

September Weekday Tours:

  • Friday Sept. 13th at 10am
  • Thursday Sept. 19th at 10am
  • Thursday Sept. 26th at 10am

October Weekday Tours:

  • Friday Oct. 4th at 10am

FEES

$15 adult | $7 child (4-17) | $130 Annual Pass

MORE INFO

Online reservation availability occurs four weeks out and updates each Monday.

During March – November we experience a high volume of visitation. Tours may fill quickly the day of a tour with walk in guests. Arrive early or reserve spots online.

For larger groups (10+) it is best to reserve spots online or arrive when the gates open at 7:30 am. You may send one person ahead to secure spots with payment.

For private group tours, contact Paul

Cash & all major credit cards accepted.

No pets, smoking, or drones on the property.

The 4 PM tour is not offered in Dec & Jan due to earlier sunset times and during the summer due to heat.

Westcave FAQ page