Black Chasm Cavern

15701 Pioneer-Volcano Rd.
Volcano, CA 95689- Map It
Phone: (209) 736-2708

AAA Editor Notes

Black Chasm Cavern is at 15701 Pioneer-Volcano Rd. The cavern has foot-long crystal formations, large rooms and deep turquoise lakes. Visitors descend 60 feet (152 steps) on a 45-minute tour to view stalactites, draperies and flowstones. The Landmark Room is known for its array of white helictite crystals. The temperature within the cave is a constant 57 degrees F. Visitors also can search for gemstones and follow an above-ground nature trail. Picnicking is permitted.
$17.50; $9.50 (ages 3-12). An additional fee is charged for gemstone mining.
Hours: Daily 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 10-4, rest of year. Allow 1 hour minimum.