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!
For new members, see our FAQ
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. Avoid publishing cave information on social media and unsecured websites.