The Virginia Region of the National Speleological Society consists of 40+ local caving groups in and around Virginia and surrounding states. We promote the study and science of speleology, explore and maps caves, protect and conserve caves, manage limited access caves, and generally promote safe caving throughout the region, and promote fellowship and cooperation among all Regional cavers and organizations.

2020 Spring MAR-VAR - CANCELED!

Due to COVID-19, the Spring MAR/VAR has been postponed a year until Spring 2021. Refunds will be sent to all those who have registered.

The Spring MAR-VAR 2020 will be hosted by Seven Valleys and Charlottesville Grottoes at Grand Caverns, Grottoes, VA, in Spring 2021.

Please help save Cyclops Cave

SCCi is urgently requesting fundraising help to purchase and protect Cyclops Cave in Russell County, Virginia, the 11th largest cave in VA at over 7 miles. Please visit to help.

NCRC Level 1 & 2 Modular at Blacksburg, VA March 13-29 (weekends), 2020 - CANCELED

Due to COVID-19, the Level 1 & 2 Modular has been canceled. No further information available at this time.

Level 1 and 2 Modular Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, Blacksburg, VA, sponsored by Eastern Region NCRC. $60 for NSS members.
FYI: Orientation to Cave Rescue class coming to Martinsburg, WV in October. Stay tuned!

2020 Grand Caverns Spring Cleaning - CANCELED

Due to COVID-19, the Spring Cleaning has been canceled. We may reschedule in the fall if conditions allow.

2018 Region Records available in Archives

The 2018 back issues of the Region Record have now been posted in the Region Record Archives. To be fair to paying subscribers, back issues are embargoed for a year on-line.

2019 Fall VAR

Many thanks to Baltimore and DC Grottoes for a wonderful Fall VAR at Friars Hole Cave Preserve. The in-cave party was a blast!