Cherney Maribel Caves County Park is a exciting natural park for everyone and the generations after us.
Cherney Maribel Caves County Park offers many caves and crevices that are open and accessible by a series of trails to the public when the park is officially open like Coopers Cave, Staircase Cave, Pancake Cave, Tunnel Passage, and Spring Cave by viewing deck only. The park also has some caves that are gated open only for set tours during certain times of the year like Maribel New Hope Cave and the Tartarus Cave System.
Local volunteer groups including the "Wisconsin Speleological Society" have been working in conjunction with Manitowoc County Parks and Planning Commission to systematically excavate the glacially deposited sediments in the passages in order to restore the natural beauty of one of those caves... aptly named "New Hope".
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2021 projects the Wisconsin Speleological Society has been working at Cherney Maribel Caves County Park on cave restoration and park clean up: Maribel New Hope Cave work days in May are the 8th,9th,15th &16th from 9am-4pm.
Cherney Maribel Caves County Park
Park open year around
- upper parking November 1 to March 31
- lower parking April 1 to October 31
(Weather & Park Conditions Permitting)
General Park Hours & Rules
- Dawn to Dusk daily
- No fee to enter park
-Pet friendly (must be on leash at all times)
-NO CAVE TOURS DUE TO COVID-19
- WILD CAVES OPEN YEAR AROUND