Revised from: Elliott, W.R., and G.
Veni (eds.). 1994. The Caves and Karst of Texas. 1994 Convention
Guidebook. Natl. Speleol. Soc., Huntsville, Alabama. 352 pp. + viii + 13
The distinction between wild cave tours
and show caves is that the wild caves have no trails or electric lights,
and one of the attractions is the native cave fauna. Several State-owned
caves are now open to guided wild caving tours: Kickapoo Cavern near Brackettville,
Kinney County, and several caves at Colorado Bend State Park, San Saba
County. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is trying to manage these
caves in an ecologically sound manner. Other caves, such as Enchanted Rock
Cave, are open to state park visitors without special permits.