The owner of Russell Lawrence Domepit (aka Fieldhouse Cave) in
Pendleton County, WV asks that cavers abide by two new conditions of
access to the cave. These include announcing your presence and a new
Before entering and after leaving the cave, visitors are to stop by Mr.
Harper's residence to inform him of their arrival and departure. If no
one answers the door then leave a note with the names in your party and
when you expect to depart the premises.
Parking along Germany Valley road and crossing the fence to access the
cave is no longer permissable. Instead, cavers should turn onto the
gravel road 1/4 mile south of the "usual" parking area and proceed 200
feet to a power line cut through the trees. Turn left into the cut and
follow it to a large sinkhole. Park by the sinkhole and follow the
flagged trail to the cave. This parking area is superior to the
original because it accomodates more vehicles, offers greater privacy
for changing clothes and avoids damage to Mr. Harper's new wire fence.
Parking area map.