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Onondaga Cave State Park

7556 Highway H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136
+1 800-334-6946
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Excellent Campground

Onondaga campground is a very pretty spot for camping. This is a beautiful state park. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri

Cave is great, but the campground is disappointing. The area does flood in high water, but I wish... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world of wonder: towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones help make the cave a National Natural Landmark and illustrate why Missouri is often called “The Cave State.” Visitors can take guided tours into the underground wonderland. But if you prefer the surface, the park’s Vilander Bluff Natural Area provides a panoramic view of the Meramec River. Easy access to the Meramec River allows visitors to canoe or fish in a bucolic setting.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
“private tour” (5 reviews)
“lily pad” (3 reviews)
7556 Highway H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136
+1 800-334-6946

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Onondaga campground is a very pretty spot for camping. This is a beautiful state park. The bathrooms and showers are clean with hot water. There are plenty of trails for hiking. There is an outfitter near the park if you want to do a float...More

Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Cave is great, but the campground is disappointing. The area does flood in high water, but I wish the state would develop the ground on the hills near the cave with nice 2 bedroom one bath cabins with bbq grill, covered porch with table and...More

Thank michelef809
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great 3 day camping trip at the onondaga cave state park with our travel trailer. My husband and I have two young children, ages 2 and 6 that we’re with us. Our camp site was very nice with water and electric hook...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The cave tour was good. It took us about two hours. The lily pad room was the highlight of our trip although it was a little strenuous getting there. This part is optional though but I would recommend it if you are able. The kids...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Took the grandkids camping to watch the eclipse. It was a hot August weekend but we had a great time. We floated the river, explored Cathedral cave and watched the eclipse from the gravel bar just out from our camp. Campgrounds were fairly nice, shower...More

Thank 1Coolrunner
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We recently visited the cave because it was more reasonably priced than the more well known cave. It was incredibly beautiful. It takes about an hour to walk through. I am 67 and had no problem with the changes in elevation.The guides are very good...More

Thank OklahomaLizzy
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the State Park to see the full solar eclipse. We were impressed by the facilities. For a state park, it was very good. The staff was relaxed, welcoming and helpful. The bathrooms were very well maintained, and they come around...More

1  Thank Valfrombrooklyn
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Onondaga Cave State Park is one of Missouri's natural wonders. Tours give plenty of understandable information about the formation of caves, the creatures that live in them and how fragile the underground ecosystem is. Worthwhile trip for older teenagers and adults. Beautiful scenery inside the...More

Thank davek57
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Every now and then when we are out of town we seek out a cave tour. On our recent trip to the St Louis area we checked out Onondaga. If it a decent drive off the highway through a rural area that leads into the...More

Thank dan b
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent stay and will definitely be going back to onodoga state park. The cave tours lead by Mitchell were great and he spent a lot of time answering my 8yo questions. The tent camping sites are right next to the river and...More

Thank Chad D
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19 October 2015|
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Response from Onewag01 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any bike trails, other than walking trails. The roads into the park are hilly and narrow with no shoulders, so not ideal for biking. Trail bikes might have some success, but it could be rough going for touring... More
3 September 2015|
Response from inorg27 | Reviewed this property |
The Meramec River runs through this state park. Just across the bridge from the cave there is a rafting/canoe outifitters where you can arrange a float trip. Normally the Meramac is rather calm, clear, and relatively... More
Amie L
15 July 2015|
Response from Wolfeaj | Reviewed this property |
I've never floated while staying there but Ozark Outdoors is right across the river from the campground and offered rentals. Their campground is nice and everything looks clean so you might give them a try.