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".
Your generous support will help fund projects like:
Park Cave related Supplies
And much more...
More Info Below
Wisconsin Speleological Society (on the behalf of Manitowoc County) has been working at Cherney Maribel Caves County Park on cave restoration and park projects: Cave work days 11am-3pm 11.19.22
Anyone is welcome to volunteer.
Cherney Maribel Caves County Park
-Park is open year around
-upper parking only Nov 1 - Mar 31
(pit restrooms only available)
- lower parking Apr 1 - Oct 31
(all restrooms open)
General Park Hours & Rules
-Dawn to Dusk daily
-No fee to use park
-Pet friendly (must be on leash at all times)
Maribel New Hope Cave is closed for the season, will reopen May 2023.
- Wild ungated caves open year
around for self guided tours.