Mercer Caverns Links

Local Attractions

Calaveras Visitors Bureau (lodging and recreation info for the area near the cave)

Murphys CA website (info about the town of Murphys and its environs)

Sierra Nevada Recreation (they manage other show caves in this area including California Cavern, Moaning Cavern, Black Chasm Cavern, and Gold Cliff Mine).

Showcaves throughout the USA

National Caves Association (links to show caves in the NCA)

U.S. Showcaves Directory (links to all show caves including non-NCA)

Cave Conservation Organizations

National Speleological Society (the NSS is devoted to cave exploration, science, and conservation)

Mother Lode Grotto (local chapter of the NSS based in Sacramento, members are involved in cave exploration and conservation in Calaveras County)

Western Cave Conservancy (non-profit group which purchases and manages undeveloped caves in the western U.S. in order to preserve them)

Cave Science - Educational sites

The Virtual Cave (an educational site all about different types of caves and the wonders within)

Cave Science (Dr. Hazel Barton's site on cave microbiology)

Cave Page on Wikipedia

Gold Rush History and Historical Sites

Gold Country (all about the Gold Rush and sites along Highway 49)

History of the American Gold Rush Links to a wealth of gold rush historical sites