COVID-19 Travel Information

Current River Cavern at Cave Spring Park

Cave Spring Park will open on May 4, 2020!

IMPORTANT: All cave tour participants must wear a mask while on tour including children until further notice. Please bring a face covering and be prepared.

All pets must remain in vehicle.

All activities will be available including: Cave Tours, Black Light Cave Tours, Gem Panning, Quarry Dig, and the Nature Center.

Park will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for the 2020 season with the last cave tour starting at 4:30 p.m. and the last park pass starting at 4 p.m. 

Check our website for details, schedules and prices.

About the Cave:

Current River Cavern is an extremely well-decorated cave with a wide variety of natural formations. A natural stream flows beneath the boardwalk, and a small waterfall can be seen from a side passage after heavy rains. The temperature inside is a constant 58 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

We use battery powered LED flashlights that give off a restricted light spectrum that does not disturb the cave life or promote algae growth (which can damage formations).

The cave is a guided 40 minute tour, which includes the on-site Mineral and Fossil Museum and Nature Center. The tour ends with a climb of 36 steps back to the surface.


Open Seasonally
May — September
Weekdays   10:00AM — 05:00PM
Weekends   10:00AM — 05:00PM
HC 1 Box 89
Van Buren, MO 63965

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
All Ages
Canoeing Outfitters
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Pets Are Not Allowed
American Express Card
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested

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