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Withlacoochee State Forest

Main Cave in Withlacoochee State Forest

Looking Down Into The Open Pit of Dames or "Vandal" Cave

Peace Cave in Withlacoochee State Forest

Exiting From The Lower Section of Sick Bat Cave

Cave in Withlacoochee State Forest

LOCATION: (lat. 28°42'32.8" N., long. 82°26'34.9" W.)

Dames cave is located in the Withlacoochee State Forest, just North of the Citrus/Hernando County line.


There are at least 4 cave entrances along the main trail (trail 22), three are clustered together around the huge opening pictured above. A fourth is a little farther East down the trail. There is  real nice one called Peace Cave a 1/4 mile down the trail that heads North of the main cluster.
I've given you the location of the sacrificial cave, and that will be the end of it. Once you visit Dames, you will understand why there are no "lists" of numbers or directions to the other caves...Internet search engines may turn up pictures, but little more. IF you are a true spelunker and are willing to put in the effort you will find the others on your own:

  • Girl Scout Cave
  • Blowing Hole
  • Dog Drop Pit
  • Peace Cave
  • Jeep Cave (Hint..it's an Earthcache)
  • Falling Rock
  • Morgans Cave
  • Mosquito

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