Welcome to the Dogwood City Grotto! We are Atlanta’s Caving Club.

We are one of the largest and most active grottoes in the National Speleological Society

We are also the hosts of the TAG Fall Cave-In, one of the world’s largest caver gatherings, each year in October to celebrate all things caver. It’s the “Burning Man” of the southeast – for more than 40 years!

We welcome new members! Here is how to join us.

The DCG believes in CLEAN, SAFE and SUSTAINABLE Caving.

CLEAN: White Nose Syndrome has devastated our critical bat population. We are committed to caving in clean gear, for the sake of our wildlife.

SAFE: We are here to train and advise new cavers in safe and proven methods of cave exploration. We also support our rescue squads.

SUSTAINABLE: We respect the non-renewable cave environment by adhering to the NSS motto: Take only pictures, leave only careful footprints. Touching or removing formations destroys them forever. We also respect cave landowners so that other cavers can continue to explore our underground world. If a cave is closed, please go somewhere else. Report to the community the landowner’s wishes.


Who went caving? Or what is going on in the grotto.

Registration is now open

Pre-registration discounts available through September 1st! Register now before we swap to regular normal door prices. Online registration is available all the way through the event. Or you can kill a tree and mail in your registration before September 1st.

Registration for the Cave-In opens July 1st

Registration for Cave-In opens July 1st via electronic registration or via paper and snail mail! The link to the registration system and paper form will be posted at midnight on June 31st and you have until September 1st to get the discounted rate. After September 1st we will stop taking paper forms though you can still register online at the …


2017 Grotto Meeting Calendar

Sept. 9 – Limestone Ridge (Inner Mountain Outfitters) Campout 7:00 PM
October 7 – TAG Fall Cave-in (no regular meeting)
November 11 – Billygoat Point Campout 7:00 PM (Details closer to the event)
December 5 – REI Atlanta 7:00 PM

Call our hotline with any questions: 678-90CAVES

Other important dates

Work Weekend for the 2017 Cave-In, September 23-24th

40th Annual TAG Fall Cave-In: October 5-8, 2017