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.

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.

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.

2020 Spring MAR-VAR

The Spring MAR-VAR 2020 will be hosted by Seven Valleys and Charlottesville Grottoes at Grand Caverns, Grottoes, VA, May 1-3, 2020. Save the date, and stay tuned for more information coming soon.

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

Level 1 and 2 Modular Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, Blacksburg, VA, sponsored by Eastern Region NCRC. $60 for NSS members.

2020 Grand Caverns Spring Cleaning

This year's Spring Cleaning will be April 18, 2020. Free camping and food for volunteers!

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!


Coming Up!

varLogoSpring MAR-VAR 2020

May 1-3. 2020 at Grand Caverns, Grottoes, VA

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