Cave Hill Nature Center
About Cave Hill Nature Center, Carlisle
Overview of Cave Hill Nature Center
A shout-out to all explorers. A destination craving for exploration is the Cave Hill Nature Center in Carlisle. The stories of the cave are enough to entice you to bolt here at your first chance. It is believed that the area of the park was used as shelter first by the Native Americans. The Conodoguinet Creek is in close proximity, which ensured a good supply of all the essentials. It is also rumored that the famous robber of the 1800s, “Lewis” buried his treasure in the Devil’s Dining room.
Today the park offers ample activities for enthusiasts like Fishing, Bouldering and climbing, Caving, Kayaking, Rope swing, Swimming, Picnicking, Walking and Wildlife and wildflower watching. You can also go trekking along the Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail.
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The title "Cave Hill Nature Center" is misleading because it implies there's a building there. There is no "comfort" facilities here. Just a simple gravel area to the side of the road by the path that goes down to the water. The patch itself is steep and is not maintained. Water erosion has carved its was through the path. At the bottom of the path, there is a cave that is a short walk along the water. The cave itself is cool, but had about an inch of water sitting in the bottom from a recent storm. I did not explore far into this cave. However, I do know that it was sealed at some point. When I arrived, there were a couple people fishing alongside the bank. I didn't ask if they were catching anything. There is a dam not too far from the path, which would imply there would be some good fishing here.
None of it is marked so it's hard to find the entrance. There was a ton of trash, including a used tampon inserter, empty condom rappers, and lots of blunt packs. There was also broken glass all over the place. The place would be very nice for families if there wasn't so much trash.
Explored entire cave. Doesnt go back very far. It used to lead to the carlisle barracks but it was sealed off. Water is very deep, would not recomend for novice swimmers.
Not marked anywhere. Random path takes you on a three minutes walk to the water. Go left at the water and you will find the cave. Graffiti covers the walls, watch for snakes.
Great view if creek with cave at base
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