Overview of Rickwood Caverns State Park
It is a public leisure facility and natural heritage site in Alabama. The state park is 7 miles north of Warrior and has 380 acres. Caverns with subterranean lakes, blind cave fish, and ancient limestone structures are open for tours.
History of Rickwood Caverns State Park
Caverns named Rickwood Caverns were made famous by Eddie Rickles and Sonny Arwood. Rickles and his Scout unit discovered the caves in the early 1950s when he was the commander.
Rickwood Caverns was a functioning business between 1954 and 1974. The state acquired the land in 1974 and opened it as a public park. The caverns were forced to close due to a budget issue in 2015, resulting in the closure or transfer of five Alabama state parks to local authorities.
Rickwood Caverns was forced to open seasonally until 2015, but it was forced to close as a result of a budget issue in 2015. It reopened in April 2016 and now plans to be open all year. In September 2020, 11 Alabama State Parks were awarded the Traveler’s Choice Distinction by Tripadvisor.
This award recognises establishments and tourist attractions that consistently receive excellent customer feedback.
The 380-acre wilderness, Olympic-sized pools, campgrounds with shelters, playgrounds, camping, hiking trails, gemstone-panning areas, and gift shops surrounding the caverns are all included in the park.
The caverns have been called “mysterious and beautiful,” and guided tours are offered of the ‘living’ formations called the ‘wonder mile,’ as well as 300 million-year-old fossils that are clearly visible in the porous limestone walls, spring-fed ponds, and other oddities.
Activities Available At Rickwood Caverns State Park