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


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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

2022 Onondaga Cave tours

  • Tours will start April 1 and be offered seven days a week through Oct. 31.
  • Tours can be reserved online on our reservation website or by visiting the park. For more information, contact the park at 573-245-6576.

2022 Cathedral Cave tours

  • Tours will be offered on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Visitor Center hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March – Closed

Store hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

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

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March - Closed

Park Office hours

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