Ozark Caverns Visitor Center

at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

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View a variety of educational exhibits, particularly displays on the cave environment and animal life within the cave system, at the park's visitor center, located at Ozark Caverns. Park staff is available during the summer months to answer your questions and brochures are available. 

Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

The Ozark Caverns visitor center and cave are temporarily closed.

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

Coordinates

38.054609, -92.583321

Park Hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff, including the closure of visitor centers, nature centers, offices and museums. Signage is posted with staff contact information for questions while at the park.

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

The Ozark Caverns visitor center and cave are temporarily closed.

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 21 through Sept. 13
Sunrise - sunset daily

Swim Beach - Public Beach #1 hours

Season: May 21 through Sept. 13
Sunrise - sunset daily

Ozark Caverns Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

The Ozark Caverns visitor center and cave are temporarily closed.

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