State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

Skalistý potok Cave

The cave is located on the southern foothill of the Jasovská Plateau. The underground spaces go to the homonymous spring near the Háj village. An adit was thirled along the flood spring in 1968 and spaces ending with water siphon were unveiled. The first siphons were overcome by J. Kucharovič in 1982. The large spaces along the underground water stream with numerous set of siphons and lakes as well as ascending branch with rapids and waterfalls were gradually discovered and measured by speleodivers led by Z. Hochmuth and D. Hutňan during 1986 – 2000. In 2007 the cavers opened a new, upper entrance to the cave and now they survey the ascending parts behind the 17th water siphon.

Now the cave reaches the length of 7,107 m and vertical distance of 336 m. It is formed in the Mesozoic Middle Triassic pale Wetterstein limestones of the Silica Nappe. The cave consists of the main horizontal lower passage with many water siphons and lakes. Some end parts of the cave reach almost under the border of the Háj village. A distinct side branch of the cave is formed by ascending river modelled passage leading closely below the plateau surface. Waters from the Kunia Abyss penetrate into the cave, however no cave spaces were discovered along this inflow.

The Skalistý potok Cave is the longest and deepest cave of the Jasovská Plateau and whole Slovak Karst. It is the most important discovery of speleodivers in Slovakia, who have gradually overcome 37 water siphons.


Demänovská jaskyňa slobody - veľký okruh mimo prevádzky / long tour closed

Vážení návštevníci, 

prevádzkovanie veľkého okruhu v Demänovskej jaskyni slobody je dočasne pozastavené kvôli prebiehajúcim rekonštrukčným prácam na priľahlých úsekoch jaskyne. Predpokladané znovuotvorenie je v druhej polovici roka 2024. Ospravedlňujeme sa za prípadné nepríjemnosti.

Dear visitors,

operation of the long tour in the Demänovska Cave of Liberty is temporarily suspended due to ongoing reconstruction work in adjacent cave parts. We assume reopening in the second half of the year 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience.

15. vedecká konferencia: "Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň" / 15th scientific conference "Research, utilization and protection of caves"

Konanie: 24.- 26. september 2024. Bližšie informácie o tomto podujatí nájdete na odkaze.

The conference will be held from September 24 to 26, 2024 in Liptovský Mikuláš. More on the link.

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to adverse conditions, the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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