Water that sustains aquifer levels and spring flow in the San Marcos river finds its’ way underground in the recharge zone. Most recharge features are small and inconspicuous, but some are large enough for humans to enter. This cave, on the outskirts of San Marcos, is on undeveloped land that the River Foundation is working to preserve. In addition to being a major recharge feature, it is also home for interesting cave adapted animals. The winning bidder gets the opportunity to name the cave whatever they like.
The cave map, name, and associated information will be permanently curated in the database of the Texas Speleological Survey, the private organization responsible for maintaining data on caves and karst features throughout the state. A framed copy of the map (8.5 x 11 with updated name) will be given to the winning bidder, along with a copy of the TSS map CD: a yearly product that contains pdfs of every cave map in Texas.