Cave Closer Updates 2021
Vandalism has recently forced the gating of several caves at Manitowoc County Cherney Maribel Caves County Park. Maribel New Hope Cave and the Tartarus Caves System are now gated caves year around. The Tartarus Cave System will be gated at both the Tartarus and Split Rock entrances of the cave. The gate on the Tartarus entrance side of the cave is set in the cave about 20ft, so the public can still visit and get a feel of the cave when the park is open. The other caves like Coopers Cave, Pancake Cave are open all the time when the park is open for the public to view. Limited public tour access to the gated caves at the park are only offered at select times of the month or private tours. For more information of available public tour days or private tours go to the
Cherney Maribel Caves County Park, Maribel New Hope Cave, Halloween Room, 1990
This is what the formations looked like in the Halloween Room before vandals broke and stole them from the Halloween Room in Maribel New Hope Cave.
Cherney Maribel Caves County Park, Maribel New Hope Cave, Halloween Room, 2012
This is what the Halloween Room in Maribel New Hope Cave currently looks like today after vandals hit. This is why many of the caves are locked up at Cherney Maribel Caves County Park and are only open for select tour days. How do you replace something like this once it is gone?