Caving

Ozark Show Caves

Each of the Ozark Mountain Region show caves is unique and exceptional. "If you've seen one cavern, you've seen them all," is not true of the Ozark subterranean world. Lovingly protected and unspoiled, the Ozark show caves feature guided tours that will take you on remarkable journeys to magical worlds. Show cave gift shops with unique and keepsake selections help make your tour of the Ozark underground an exciting and unforgettable family experience.

Wild Caving 

Lace up your hiking boots and prepare to get muddy. If you're physically fit and love adventure, you'll thrill to the guided wild caving experience of Hurricane River Cave. No cameras are allowed underground, but the remarkable images you bring back to surface will stay with you forever.

Ozark Mountain Region Caves and Caverns

Blanchard Springs Caverns, located in Stone County, approximately 2 miles off Highway 14 near Mountain View, offers one of the most spectacular and carefully developed caves found anywhere.  Visitors enter a "living" cave where glistening formations like stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstones are still changing.  These crystalline formations are the result of minerals deposited by dripping water.  Forest Service interpreters guide all tours

Bull Shoals Caverns - Over 350 million years in the making, this ancient splendor is one of the world's oldest caverns. On your tour, imagine the lives of ancient peoples who dwelled in this underground haven, thrill to the beautiful cathedral room, underground rainbow trout stream, Chapel Falls and a miniature lake.

Hurricane River Cave - Artifacts and bones discovered in the cave indicate Indians sheltered in this cave 9,000 to 10,000 years ago. Skeletons of prehistoric bears and a saber-toothed tiger, discovered, deep within the cave, reveal the ancient history of this wild and beautiful underground treasure. Wild cave tours are available for the physically fit.

Mystic Caverns - Two magnificent caverns feature gigantic formations, richly colored flow stone, cave popcorn in large underground chambers, eight story high Crystal Dome, 35 foot tall "Pipe Organ" formation and delicate draperies and soda straws.

Lost Valley - At the end of the beautiful Lost Valley Trail in the Lost Valley campground, Buffalo National River, hikers discover a wonderful small cave housing a 35 foot waterfall. Three sources of light and a hard hat are required of each person entering the cave. Located at Lost Valley Campground, Hwy 74 west of Ponca, Arkansas.