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Great for a short hike, staff is excellent

We went here and hiked the Deer Run trail while visiting St. James. Hike was medium difficulty, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camping Season Is Here

Our maiden voyage in our new (to us) travel trailer took us to Onondaga Cave State Park this... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Owensville, 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...more
7556 Highway H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here and hiked the Deer Run trail while visiting St. James. Hike was medium difficulty, a nice ~3 mile loop with a beautiful view of the Meramac river on the way back. Staff at the park center was excellent, providing us with maps...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MoMedTravel
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Our maiden voyage in our new (to us) travel trailer took us to Onondaga Cave State Park this weekend! Weather wasn't ideal (rain on Saturday evening & flurries on Sunday morning) but the company was perfect! Camp grounds are well maintained and family friendly. Most...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank amsullvn
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Great history and educational. Always 65 deg. So nice place to visit in hot day. Also has camping as well as hiking trails that will challenge your walking stamina.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kjsdaisy
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Park is a bit small but very nice. Centerpiece is the Onondaga Cave, besides there are 2 easy hikes.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We stopped in here on the way back to Meremac State Park after a day out. We just missed the last cave tour, which was all right since this was an unplanned stop anyway. We did get to check out the visitor center and gift...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DuneBug2
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

While here for Cave Tour we spent the night in their RV park. It’s a beautiful park all with grass and nice Camping areas. The Bathrooms/Showers were nice and clean. We used their Laundromat while here too. Free WiFi at Visitors Center but zero reception...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tonyk744
Reviewed August 12, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Travelingstacy
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stjohnbeachlover
Reviewed August 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Merle G
Reviewed June 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Capitol_Backpacker
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Bryan K
September 21, 2018|
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Response from Merle G | Reviewed this property |
Better check the website. It’s all ramps except the final option of going up to other rooms BUT some ramps are very, very steep. Up and down. There may be a cutoff for that part but I think it would be a tough push up and... More
August 27, 2018|
Response from Merle G | Reviewed this property |
We just paid for the cave tours, no park entry fee. There would be a fee to camp in the park, though. See their website
October 18, 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