Oak City Cave

The cave is located at the top of a small hill in the bottom of a small sink.

The entrance is tight and there is a short downclimb just beyond. It is estimated that there are about 600' in passages. It is in the process of being surveyed and mapped.

I didn't get a chance to go in this trip as I was by myself and running very late in the day.

Apparently there are very few formations, mostly gypsum crystals that have received a coat of florescent green spray paint by local taggers. Lovley! Also, watch out for rattlesnakes.


Anonymous said... | November 10, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Hello I grew up aroud there and this cave is Knowen as Rattle snake cave I have been in there many many times there is a small passeg just in side the main entrance that goes down about 6 to 8 ft and then to the left for another 10 ft. this is where the Rattle snakes Hibernate the main room is pretty cool Last time I was there someone left abunch of trash in there wich is not cool. I enjoy your pics of these caves. I could tell you where a dozen or so more are that I havent seen on any forums or else where on any maps Ect. and some Im sure havent had any one in them in many many years. Thanks for shareing your adventures.

Spencer Coles said... | November 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Hey Anonymous...I would like to chat more about these caves you know of. Shoot me an email when you can. utahcaver@ymail.com

Anonymous said... | August 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

This cave is more commonly known locally as Stanley's Cave. It is quite vandalized with paint, but still a nice cave to explore. I haven't seen any rattlesnakes inside, as many claim, but I did have one stare me in the face as I exited. They seem to like the rocky entrance.

Unknown said... | November 29, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Does anyone know the name of the sink that can be found on the way to Bear Lake, it is up the side of a gentle valley that is popular in the winter for snowmobiling - there is a tree near the edge that people tie to in order to rappel in. And it can be seen from the road as you travel to bear lake and are almost to the summit.
Its a short hike from the parking turnoff where there is a restroom.
Someone told me a lady on a snowmobile crashed on the entrance and almost went in it. It is a steep vertical down about 15 feet then goes upward into the hill. I did see snowmobile parts at the bottom when we went to look at it.

Anonymous said... | October 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I grew up in Oak City. This Cave is called Stanley's cave Stanley Lovell found it. It was very large and never properly explored. the original entrance was demolished to prevent people getting lost or attracting tourists. Rumors are that it was about the size of the lehman caves, but its hard to say for sure, as it was closed. This other entrance that is now used was uncovered. It is a goal of mine to find a way to find another opening and explore the large cave.

Caver Gordon said... | October 5, 2011 at 9:01 PM

ohh... sounds like fun!!! i have a pick of me in this cave as my facebook timeline cover!

Anonymous said... | January 13, 2015 at 12:46 PM

If you walk further up the hill on the dirt road, just off the road the other side of the road from oak city cave, there is a hole that takes a significant amount of water from the road when it rains.
Currently too small for people, but larger last time than the time before... the hill has only a little limestone in veins. Oak city cave is in one (with overlay of other rock above it. This hole is in another.
Has anyone ever walk the entire hill looking for limestone?

CaveMan said... | July 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Any update on the mapping of Stanleys Cave. Any additional info, any pictures of the formations that were destroyed, where was the original entrance? I lived near by for 15 years and have only been in it once.

Side note the was/is an old mine somewhere anyone have coordinates to it? I am not talking about Pizzy's mine

TPY lets see a pic of the hole.