Cave Spring Park is located just outside Van Buren, Missouri on US highway 60, adjacent to the Eleven Point ranger district of the Mark Twain National Forest. We currently offer a number of exciting activities and attractions, including cave tours, zip lines, a museum & nature center, gem panning, a gift shop, a fossil dig, and RV camping. The museum/nature center is included in the cave tour. Park passes are available and include the cave tour, museum/nature center, gem/fossil panning, fossil dig, and a souvenir photo.
We are all excited about the new season at Cave Spring Park. We are already getting reservations from school field trip groups, some with over 100 students, to come explore the cave, see the museum, hit the gem and fossil mine, and do a little panning. We really enjoy those school field trips.
Just a few weeks to go, so we're starting to feel the pressure to get the construction projects done and get ready to open the park for another fun season. We have added a new restroom to keep the line from backing up in the gift shop and the new picnic shelters are complete as well. We will also be adding a new drainage system to divert some of the water that crosses the parking lot in heavy rains.
Our official opening date will be Friday, May 2 this year. Our field trip calendar for April and May is beginning to be fill up, so schedule your field trip reservations as soon as possible. The new picnic shelters have been completed and are ready for your comfort and convenience this summer.
The construction crew is hard at work making improvements to the park for the 2014 season, including two new picnic shelters and a few exciting new surprises.
We are now closed for the winter. We will be available throughout the fall, winter, and spring for school, church, and scout field trips. Please call us well in advance at (573) 323-4001 to place a reservation. We will re-open on May 2, 2014.
You can now order prints of your photos taken at the park at photos.cavespringpark.com. Photos will be uploaded every 1 to 2 days, and we will still have photo printing options available at the park if you want them right away. Prices are as follows: $3 for 4x6 inch prints, $5 for 5x7 prints, $10 for 8x10 prints, and $14.99 for digital copies. Shipping on prints will be $3.99 per order.