Selective History: Echo Cave


Mermaid Dee Beckler, 1980's

The end of the self guided tour displays what was a free natural swimming pool for my father and his siblings

David Heldt: Swimming by Echo Cave

For years, a big part of the cave experience involved swimming. Any man made pool would be hard pressed to match the wonder of the natural pool with the "oyster shell" reflection. “Mermaids” such as Dee Beckler or Patty Heldt amazed visitors when they swam through an underground tunnel in "Echo Cave" and emerged at the pool.

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves owner and host Greg Beckler takes a closer look