At the Springfield Plateau Grotto, our members average 200 wild cave trips per year, not only in Missouri, but also in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states.
Caving trips, both confirmed and tentative, will be posted here as plans come together. If there is a cave you would like to visit, please contact Matt Bumgardner to inquire about arranging a trip.
November 9, 2017 SPG Business Meeting. Note: Time and location change: The meeting will be held at Fantastic Caverns. Members and guests should plan on arriving at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m, in the Auditoriam room. After the short meeting, we will have an opportunity to explore the cave.
Wednesdays – Fitzpatrick Cave. Jon Beard is planning on conducting restoration work in the cave. most, but not all Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping and available, please let me know: Email. We’ll schedule something. Right now the process is numbering each broken stalactite/mite piece, photographing it and recording the numbers. This will eventually be used to look for matching ends on a monitor to determine where the pieces belong.
January 12, 2018 -Schultz Cave, Taney County. Survey trip. The cave has not been visited in 20 years. There is potential for undocumented caves on the property. Landowners want a rough head count, so if you are interested in participating in the trip, please send Dillon Freiburger an email to let him know as soon as possible.
Winter 2016 Cave Expedition
Watch a video of the February 13, 2016 Expedition to Carroll Cave in Camden County, currently Missouri’s second longest cave at 18.153 miles in length.