Special-Use Area

at Onondaga Cave State Park

three picnic tables in an open area with a vault toilet in the backgroundThis special-use camping area is available for recognized youth groups. It is located about 1 mile from the main campground. This area has no electricity or water. The cost is $2 per person per night. Reservations can be made for this area through the park office by calling 573-522-1860.

Camper trailers are not allowed in this area and pull behind trailers are not recommended without the use of four-wheel drive.

Park Hours

Coordinates

38.050581, -91.237188

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

2021 Onondaga Cave tours

  • Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, Onondaga Cave tours will be provided to guests Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will not be provided Mondays through Wednesdays.

2021 Cathedral Cave tours

  • Cathedral Cave will close for the season on Monday, Aug. 16.

Visitor Center 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

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