Ozark Caverns

at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

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cave formation inside Ozark Caverns

Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Cave tours at Lake of the Ozarks State Park resume operation beginning May 15. Tours will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May 31. Beginning June 1, cave tours and visitor center hours return to normal operation as identified below. 

2020 Traditional Tours Schedule 

May 15-31
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

June 1 - Aug. 15
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily

Aug. 16-31
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 - May 14
closed to traditional tours

NOTE: 
-- To help protect our bats from White Nose Syndrome, accessories (purses, backpacks, strollers, etc.) are not allowed in the cave. 
-- School group tours are available by prior appointment from April 15 through Oct. 15.

 

Coordinates

38.054592, -92.583540

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds
Sunrise to one-half hour after sunset (Anglers are exempt at boat ramps.) 

Boat Launch at Grand Glaize Beach Area hours

Open year-round

Boat Launch Pa He Tsi hours

March 1 through Oct. 31*

*When lake levels drop below 658.5 this launch will be temporarily closed; please check park advisories before your visit.

Ozark Caverns hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Cave tours at Lake of the Ozarks State Park resume operation beginning May 15. Tours will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May 31. Beginning June 1, cave tours and visitor center hours return to normal operation as identified below. 

2020 Traditional Tours Schedule 

May 15-31
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

June 1 - Aug. 15
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily

Aug. 16-31
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 - May 14
closed to traditional tours

NOTE: 
-- To help protect our bats from White Nose Syndrome, accessories (purses, backpacks, strollers, etc.) are not allowed in the cave. 
-- School group tours are available by prior appointment from April 15 through Oct. 15.

 

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Grand Glaize Beach hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily

Swim Beach - Public Beach #1 hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily

Ozark Caverns Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Cave tours at Lake of the Ozarks State Park resume operation beginning May 15. Tours will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May 31. Beginning June 1, cave tours and visitor center hours return to normal operation as identified below. 

Regular Hours

May 15-31

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday;

June 1 - Aug. 15

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Aug. 16-31

  • 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 - May 14

  • Closed