Onondaga Cave

at Onondaga Cave State Park

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The Lily Pad Room inside Onondaga Cave

Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

  • Beginning Saturday, May 15, 2021, cave tours will resume for Onondaga Cave. Tours will be provided Thursday through Sunday, with the first tour beginning at 11 a.m. and the last tour at 3 p.m., through June. Face coverings are highly recommended. There will be a limit of 15 guests on each tour. 

2019 Onondaga Cave tours

  • Public tours are offered April 1 through the close of business on Oct. 31 at scheduled times throughout the day, depending on the season and available staffing. 
  • At a minimum, tours are offered every two hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the season progresses, scheduled tours increase to mostly every 45 minutes during the week and every half hour on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Please call 573-245-6576 for a definitive tour time schedule.

2019 Cathedral Cave tours

  • Cathedral Cave will open for school group tours starting April 1 and public tours starting May 10.
  • Mid-May through mid-October: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m., Sunday
  • Additional tour times of 10 a.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday are offered from mid-June through mid-September.
  • Pay your tour fee at the visitor center; tour meets at the woodlot in the campground.
  • Tours may be available by special arrangement during the regular operating season.  Please call 573-522-3760 to speak to the park naturalist for more information.
  • Click here for more information and the tour fees for Cathedral Cave.

Coordinates

38.061200, -91.227175

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

The park is open year-round for camping and day use.

Onondaga Cave hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

  • Beginning Saturday, May 15, 2021, cave tours will resume for Onondaga Cave. Tours will be provided Thursday through Sunday, with the first tour beginning at 11 a.m. and the last tour at 3 p.m., through June. Face coverings are highly recommended. There will be a limit of 15 guests on each tour. 

2019 Onondaga Cave tours

  • Public tours are offered April 1 through the close of business on Oct. 31 at scheduled times throughout the day, depending on the season and available staffing. 
  • At a minimum, tours are offered every two hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the season progresses, scheduled tours increase to mostly every 45 minutes during the week and every half hour on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Please call 573-245-6576 for a definitive tour time schedule.

2019 Cathedral Cave tours

  • Cathedral Cave will open for school group tours starting April 1 and public tours starting May 10.
  • Mid-May through mid-October: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m., Sunday
  • Additional tour times of 10 a.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday are offered from mid-June through mid-September.
  • Pay your tour fee at the visitor center; tour meets at the woodlot in the campground.
  • Tours may be available by special arrangement during the regular operating season.  Please call 573-522-3760 to speak to the park naturalist for more information.
  • Click here for more information and the tour fees for Cathedral Cave.

Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

  • Beginning Saturday, April 10, 2021, the visitor center and gift shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the month of April. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the gift shop at one time. Face coverings will be encouraged and provided for those who need one.

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • March - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • April through October - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through February - Closed

Store hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • March - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • April through October - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through February - Closed

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round