By Paul Schmitt
The Horseshoe Bay Cave will be open for public tours this weekend in Door County. According to the Door County Parks Department, the 45 minute guided tours will begin at 9:00 am both days, concluding at 3 pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Gary Soule of Sturgeon Bay, a member of the Wisconsin Speleological Society who has explored Horseshoe Bay Cave in the past, says he and George Pinney, the late Door County Parks Director, set out to possibly make the cave a future tourist attraction.
Reservations are not required but are recommended to ensure a spot on the cave tour. Groups are limited to twelve people including staff. You can find complete tour information through the Door County Parks Department below.
The County of Door is pleased to announce that public tour(s) of Horseshoe Bay Cave
will be conducted on Saturday, August 04, 2018, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and
Sunday, August 05, 2018 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Reservations are not
required, but are recommended to ensure a spot on the cave tour. You may make
reservations by visiting, calling or emailing the Door County Parks Department at
3538 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI;
(920) 746-9959 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday – Friday
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tours will depart on the hour, commencing at 9:00 a.m. with the last tour departing at
3:00 p.m. Tour participants should arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure
time. Tours will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and will include a brief
education presentation at the start and a question and answer session at the end of
the tour. Group sizes are limited to twelve persons, including staff. Youth under the
age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older on all tours. Cave
difficulty is easy to moderate, bending and crawling are required with uneven surfaces
but no vertical climbs or drops.
For further information, please call the Door County Parks Department or visit our
website at http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks/ and follow the links.