Posted by: noadventure | January 10, 2012

Caving in North Louisiana

A lot of the NOadventures I participate in on this site are so outlandish that I have to bring a camera along to show that they really did happen.

Examples:

Surf New Orleans

Uptown Snorkel

Explore Bomb Shelter

Many years ago, I actually went rock climbing in Louisiana. The problem was, it was with an ex-girlfriend before digital cameras were really common, and to make a long story short – I don’t have any pictures. Sorry… jeez.

The climb is one 12 foot rocky face of an outcropping on the summit of a scenic mesa vista. It can be found in the north central Louisiana hill country of the Kisatchie Ranger district on the Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway.

AS I HAVE NO PHOTOS, I will refrain from writing about the breathtaking 12 foot climb. Instead, let’s focus on this Wolf Rock Cave that I’ve been researching.

As I expected, the floor of the cave is littered with Busch Light tallboys. Nice touch.

The great thing about the link I’ve posted is that there are GPS coordinates(30.97196, -93.19324) AND directions. Check it out.

On the link, you can see the following photos taken by climbers. It’s important to note that this is NOT the climb I made in 2003, but a different one. At post time, I’ve never seen a cave in Louisiana(although I have been spelunking in New Orleans).

If you’re in the area, you might as well do the trifecta of Louisiana rock climbing, caving, and whitewater. Kisatchie Bayou has some Class II rapids.

Only waterfall in Louisiana?

If anyone has been anywhere near this part of the state, hit me up!

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  1. It’s weird that makes it really cool. Had you considered getting behind that cataract in Louisiana. Imagine the pictures you could take back there.

  2. Not the only waterfall in Louisiana I know of at least two more and two rapids like the ones at Kisatchie

  3. I recently went to both the wolf rock cave and the “rapids”. It was a fun day

  4. Where can I find your post about “spelunking” in NOLA?

  5. Start by clicking on the “speleunking” category on the sidebar of NOadventure.com. OR, just click on “EXPLORE BOMB SHELTER.”

  6. Where are the rapids?

  7. I don’t know where they are in Kisatchie, but if you want other close-by rapids, check out my post on Okatoma under the “paddling” category.

  8. There are waterfalls in Tunica Hills
    Outside of St. Francisville, LA. It’s a
    Pretty good hike.

  9. Just went to wolf rock today – I live not far from it we could never find it we just happen to stumble upon it today – did you go all the way in? If so how far does it go?

  10. Dude, check out Tunica Hills…close to St. Francisville. Rocks and real waterfalls!!!

  11. Not the only waterfall in Louisiana
    I can’t think of three more in Vernon Parish. Pearl Creek. Rocky Falls and another one out on La.8


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