Texas Caver's Reunion

The 2022 TCR will be October 13, 14,15,16 at Camp Sol Mayer near Menard, Texas.

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Held every fall, the Texas Cavers' Reunion attracts about 400 cavers from Texas, the United States and other countries.  Many caving vendors are present so you can touch and feel that potential new piece of caving gear before you buy.  The feature event is the supper cooked on site by many Texas caving cooks. 

We are always looking for the perfect camp site for TCR. If you know of any other sites that that would be a good place to hold TCR, let us know. Our general requirements are: Easy access; A running stream for swimming; Some semblance of remoteness from houses; Trees. Other things which would be nice are: Electricity; Running water; Flush toilets.

A Bit of History


The Texas Old Timers' Reunion was organized in 1978 by Gill Ediger, Chuck Stuehm, and Mike Walsh in order to fill a need created by the absence of a TSA Labor Day Project during most of the previous decade. It was felt that the TSA needed a fall caving event to bring Texas cavers together for fun and frolic and social interaction, all an important part of most cavers' caving education and experience.

Over the years, the event grew from the original 90 participants at Luckenbach to well over 500 at recent gatherings. A few years ago the name was quietly changed from TOTR to TCR--the Texas Cavers' Reunion--to avoid confusion with the "original" OTR--Old Timers' Reunion--in West 'by God' Virginia. Although many cavers help with the event, the general philosophy is to try to make the Reunion appear that it just happens spontaneously without any or much direction from anybody.


Past Reunions have been held at the following places:

Vertical Competition

  • 1978 Luckenbach

  • 1979 Cypress Bend Park, New Braunfels

  • 1980, 1981 Reimers' Ranch

  • 1982, 1983 Krause Springs, Spicewood

  • 1984 Blue Hole, Wimberley

  • 1985 Texas Canoe Trails, New Braunfels

  • 1986, 1987 L&L Campground, New Braunfels

  • 1988 - 1993 Lone Man II Ranch, Wimberley

  • 1994 - 1996 Flat Creek Ranch, Johnson City

  • 1997 Little Arkansas, Wimberley

  • 1998 Chalk Bluff Park, Uvalde

  • 1999 - 2000 Flat Creek Ranch, Johnson City

  • 2001 - 2002 Horseshoe Ranch, Luling (near)

  • 2003 Honey Creek Water Cave

  • 2004 - 2005 Flat Creek Ranch, Johnson City

  • 2006 Honey Creek Water Cave

  • 2007 - 2009 Paradise Canyon Recreation Park

  • 2010 Hidden Falls Adventure Park

  • 2011 Flat Creek Ranch, Johnson City

  • 2012 - 2013 Paradise Canyon, San Antonio

  • 2014 Guadalupe River RV Park & Campgrounds, Spring Branch, TX

  • 2015 - 2019 Paradise Canyon, San Antonio

  • 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19

  • 2021 - Camp Sol Mayer, Menard