Cherney Maribel Caves County Park
I love exploring Cherney Maribel Caves County Park it is a 75 acre county park along the West Twin River in Maribel, Wisconsin. If you have never been here it is a site for the senses.
There Are So Many Facets To This Park
The property has some wonderful dolomite rock formations to explore around. The rock formations were exposed during the ice age.
During the ice age, glaciers exposed sinkholes and rock crevices for water to get into.
It is a ton of fun to climbing inside and out of the little rock holes.
On My Last Trip My Son Came Along
He wanted to see the back side of Hotel Hell.
We Just Have to Know
He told me some of his friends were in my photo albums and on my site, but I didn’t give the location to THAT building. The cool stone one that looks like a castle. (Updated the address on that page but read on for additional info)
Oh, so you guys are stalking me, huh? Well, some people call it stalking, I like to think that you are intensely studying someone’s behavior. Sounds better, right?
Spring House and Hotel Grounds
This is where the bottle process took place, if you want all the stories, real and fact about this property read this post.
The picture above is the same spring house, just a different view. The grounds of Hotel Hell like I explained in my first posting are off limits.
THIS Place is Public
Where there is will, there is a way. This park butts up against the backside of the Hotel Hell property line. If you are on one side of the fence, it is public, on the other, private land. You don’t have to trespass to see the backside.
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If this is the area you want to see follow the road into the park and turn left. Take the path to where you start seeing some broken stone type walls.
Hanging Out Along the Water
Follow the river and see some of those tree trunks and roots,. The river was also carved out from the glacier age. Weaving inside and out of the the trees is a blast.
Drinking From the Fresh Water Spring
At one time that old bottling spring building above used the springs to bottle and sell spring water on the property. There is one spring in the very back of the park that you can still see and drink from.
Over all if you are looking to add a little fun for no cost but your gas – take a trip to Maribel!
Navigate inside and out of those rocks and fill up an Instagram account.
Wait There is More
Our family took advantage of the free guided tour of Maribel’s New Hope Cave in Maribel, WI last summer. On our visit we purchased an optional patch that helps fund exploration and work on additional caves within the park.
Check their website for updates on any of the caves they will be opening up to the public. They always have something they are doing.
Spelunking is Cool
They have one tour date per month during late spring and summer. Otherwise, the caves are closed off to visitors of the park.
Lucky for us, I just so happened to pick the right weekend to make a trip.
You can and do get muddy during the spring and yep, we saw bats. In much of the cave set up they do have some lights as pictured above.
Makes you want to visit, huh? Heck, it does for me! Directions are below.
Address: 15401 County Rd R, Maribel, WI 54227
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