Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Caves cabins Steelville
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging, Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly, Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
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In the Mark Twain National Forest about a 1/4 mile out the backdoor of the All American and The Pines cabins, is a small unnamed cave that visitors can explore after the cave ban is lifted. This is the cave that is the focus of ArdPark's on-going "use your national forest land" promotion. It is a unique cave because it has an entry and an exit. A small yellow metal sign designating it as a natural landmark hangs on a tree near it's front. Spelunkers will have to "duck walk" into the cave about 30 to 40 feet to reach a room where they can stand. To continue through the cave to its small exit hole, cavers must slither on their stomachs. Tim has led many enthusiastic youth through this cave over the years. Elbow and knee pads are nice to have for this trip.
Fisher Cave at Meramec State Park
115 Meramec Park Drive
Sullivan, MO 63080
573-468-6072
Distance from ArdPark Cabins & Campground - 50 minutes (46 miles)
Meramec State Park is home to Fisher Cave where guided tours are offered seasonally. Fisher Cave has a stream running through it, contains wildlife fossils and offers a wide variety of huge columns and well preserved beauty. The cave is closed October 16 to April 15.
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Onondaga Cave and Cathedral Cave
7556 Route H
Leasburg, MO 65535
573-245-6576
Distance from ArdPark Cabins & Campground - 25 minutes (20 miles)
Maintained and operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, visitors can experience 2 caves in one stop. First is a National Natural Landmark -- Onondaga Cave. With it's spectacular beauty and history, a river running through it, and paved lighted walkways, Onondaga is a must do activity. Having been there several times over the years, we highly recommend taking the time to explore this one. Onondaga Cave guided tours are available March to October. Second, the park is also home to Cathedral Cave. A more strenuous treck guided with lanterns and given by appointment on weekends only but, again, well worth the visit. The park has a special event each year for Halloween. For more information about Halloween happenings, please visit our Fairs, Festivals & Events page.
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Along the Courtois Creek
Steelville, Missouri
Several caves are located along the Courtois Creek, including Bear Cave, Fault Cave and Sewer Cave. Little Scott Cave is also found along the Courtois Creek about 30 minutes east of Ozark Outdoors. Bat Cave, inside the Huzzah Conservation Area, is now gated and no longer open to the public in order to protect the endangered bats. This route provides spelunkers real opportunity to seek, find and explore!
Related Article (see pages 19-21)
Reference Material - U.S. Geological Survey
Credit USFWS
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NOTICE: THERE CONTINUES TO BE A BAN ON CAVE EXPLORATION IN THE MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST DUE TO THE WHITE NOSE SYNDROME THAT IS KILLING THOUSANDS OF BATS. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE FEDERAL CLOSURE ORDER THAT IS PUNISHABLE BY A LARGE FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT IF VIOLATED.
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Meramec Caverns
Stanton, Missouri
573-468-3166
Distance from ArdPark Cabins & Campground - 40 minutes (33 miles)
Said to be one of Jesse James' hideouts, guests can enjoy guided tours at this underground spectacular year round. Tours are conducted along lighted walkways. Meramec Caverns is the biggest commercial cave in Missouri and contains some of the rarest and largest cave formations in the world. Wheelchair accessible. Go to VisitMo. com for a coupon worth $2.50 off an adult admission.
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Miller Cave at Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
573-336-6355
Distance from ArdPark Cabins & Campground - about 75 minutes (60 miles)
The Smithsonian Institution in D.C. houses artifacts from Miller Cave. Archaeological finds from this cave provide evidence of human habitation dating to 7,000 B.C. Fort Leonard Wood is home to a complex of caves, but Miller Cave is the only one open to the public. Miller Cave has an amazing 4 entrances. The main entrance is accessible via a well maintained trail that starts at Fort Leonard Wood and meanders down a slope into the cave. Admission is free. Visit the website for more information, as well as additional, interesting history about Miller Cave. Guests can enjoy a fun-filled day visiting Miller Cave and also taking in the many museums at Fort Leonard Wood.
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Miller Cave
Onondaga Cave
Fisher Cave
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Caving, Spelunking, Onondaga Cave, Fisher Cave, Missouri Caves, Cave Tours
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