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Onondaga Cave State Park

7556 Highway H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136
+1 800-334-6946
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Good visit to the park

Lots of stuff to do in or around the park. Not enough time to do it all. Could explore caves... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Travelingstacy
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Troy, Missouri
via mobile
First camping trip here in 35 years!

I used to camp here frequently in the 70's but had not camped here since it became a state park in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stjohnbeachlover
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world of wonder: towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones help make the cave a National Natural Landmark and illustrate why Missouri is often called “The Cave State.” Visitors can take guided tours into the underground wonderland. But if you prefer the surface, the park’s Vilander Bluff Natural Area provides a panoramic view of the Meramec River. Easy access to the Meramec River allows visitors to canoe or fish in a bucolic setting.
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“private tour” (5 reviews)
“lily pad” (3 reviews)
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7556 Highway H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136
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+1 800-334-6946
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of stuff to do in or around the park. Not enough time to do it all. Could explore caves, hike, bike, float the river, etc. Katy trail super close.

Thank Travelingstacy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to camp here frequently in the 70's but had not camped here since it became a state park in the late 70's. I was pleasantly surprised by the improvements that the state has made to the park. We had electric and water hookups....More

Thank stjohnbeachlover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to see this National Natural Treasure while our family was on vacation and was relieved that I could manage it physically. I took my lightweight folding stool so I (Grandma) could sit at each stopping place to observe and listen to the...More

Thank Merle G
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

What’s better than to descend 180 below ground for a 90 minute easy walk with a constant 57 degree cave? We all had a great time, the walking wasn’t that difficult and even though we had hiking sandals I feel that we could have kept...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Beautiful cave and very interesting! Our guide was great and had a lot of information. Bring a jacket if you go because the temp inside the cave is 56 degrees.

1  Thank dhartley7411
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

One [lace you will not want to miss. Beautiful and unique cave formations. We have been several times and it never gets old

1  Thank Kmaria52
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This park is relatively close to my home, so I visit multiple times throughout the year. Onondaga Cave is the obvious centerpiece of the park, but the trails looping through the hills and rock formations are spectacular. The cave has been covered in specific reviews,...More

4  Thank PainKiller_24518
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Onondaga campground is a very pretty spot for camping. This is a beautiful state park. The bathrooms and showers are clean with hot water. There are plenty of trails for hiking. There is an outfitter near the park if you want to do a float...More

Thank Red-Camper29
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Cave is great, but the campground is disappointing. The area does flood in high water, but I wish the state would develop the ground on the hills near the cave with nice 2 bedroom one bath cabins with bbq grill, covered porch with table and...More

Thank Mayga1
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great 3 day camping trip at the onondaga cave state park with our travel trailer. My husband and I have two young children, ages 2 and 6 that we’re with us. Our camp site was very nice with water and electric hook...More

Thank Kimberly H
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Keiserrolls
18 October 2015|
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Response from Onewag01 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any bike trails, other than walking trails. The roads into the park are hilly and narrow with no shoulders, so not ideal for biking. Trail bikes might have some success, but it could be rough going for touring... More
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Viv_GVfarm
3 September 2015|
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Response from inorg27 | Reviewed this property |
The Meramec River runs through this state park. Just across the bridge from the cave there is a rafting/canoe outifitters where you can arrange a float trip. Normally the Meramac is rather calm, clear, and relatively... More
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Amie L
14 July 2015|
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Response from Wolfeaj | Reviewed this property |
I've never floated while staying there but Ozark Outdoors is right across the river from the campground and offered rentals. Their campground is nice and everything looks clean so you might give them a try.
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