Carroll Cave Trip Permit Request

All trips in Carroll Cave must be led by a person who has completed the trip leader training session. They must also have participated in several previous Carroll Cave trips.

MCKC and Carroll Cave expects all trip leaders to be aware of the threat of WNS and prepare their group accordingly. Please use equipment dedicated only to Carroll whenever possible. Click here for the current best approach: Missouri Speleological Survey – Info on WNS

Every participant on a Carroll Cave trip must have signed a release of liability BEFORE going in the cave. The form can be downloaded here:


There are some printed release forms in the black box in the silo.

When the trip is completed, the trip leader has to write and turn in a trip report. The signed waivers should be photographed and sent to (TBD).

    Trip Leader Name (required)

    Leader Phone Number (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Date of Trip (required) Format is MM/DD/YYYY. If you need several days, then specify the start date here and mention the number of days in the comments field.

    Select Project sponsoring trip
    SurveyBiologyHydrologyGeologyRestorationRescue training/assessmentRadioPhoto/VideoPublic RelationsCampingOther

    Specific Purpose

    Areas of Cave to be Visited (required)

    CarrollPassageUpstream ThunderUpstream beyond Round RoomDownstream ThunderDL7Convention HallCampground

    List of Participants, Emergency Contact & EC phone #:

    Estimated time of entry and exit

    Have you completed your trip reports from all previous trips?



    If you have questions about our organization, would like a permit to visit an MCKC managed cave or need help managing a cave on your property, we invite you to contact us.