Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Groundhog Cave, Washington County

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Groundhog Cave (photo by Dennis Slifer)
Groundhog Cave


The cave is in the Tomstown Dolomite.


In the ridge east of Bowman Cave there is a small cave, the entrance of which was formerly a groundhog hole. Steam issuing from the opening on a cold winter morning disclosed the presence of the cave. The entrance was enlarged exposing a steeply sloping shaft which drops four feet into a triangular shaped room, ten feet long and four feet high. The passage trends southwest.

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