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.

2019 Fall VAR

The Fall VAR 2019 will be hosted by DC and Baltimore Grottoes at Friars Hole Cave Preserve September 26-29, 2019. Almost 50 miles of cave right under your feet! Pre-registration is now closed. Please register on-site (cash/check).

2019 Spring VAR

A big round of applause to the James River Grotto for hosting the great Spring VAR at Camp Powhattan, VA.

OCR at Williamsville, VA June 28-30, 2019

Orientation to Cave Rescue (OCR) at Burnsville Community Center, Williamsville, VA, sponsored by Eastern Region NCRC. $60 for NSS members. Registration form now available. Every caver should take this course at least once!

2019 Grand Caverns Spring Cleaning

Thanks to the 30+ volunteers from Pennsylvania to North Carolina who joined us for the very successful  27th annual VAR Spring Cleaning Project at Grand Caverns April 5-7, 2019!

2018 Region Record now on-line

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