The Grotto

Public Access by Guided Tour on Saturdays & Sundays Only

The Preserve is closed TODAY due to flooding and poor trail conditions.

We will evaluate our trail conditions on Sunday October 21st to determine if we can open Sunday afternoon. Please note Hammett's crossing is not passable due to flooding.

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


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.

Sat & Sun 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm (Weather Permitting)

$15 adult | $7 child (4-17) |$75 Annual Pass

During March – November we experience a high volume of visitation. Tours may fill quickly.

For larger groups (10+) best to arrive when the gates open at 9:30 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.