Caving Trips

2017 Springfield Plateau Grotto Caving Trips & Activities

Mark Your Calendar

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.

Cave Trips

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.

Upcoming Trips and Cave-Related Activities

All summer – Jon Beard needs help surveying Boswell Tractor Pit Cave, Little Bear Cave, Shoal Creek Cave and other caves, continue searching for big-earred bats and restoration of Fitzpatrick Cave. Send Jon an email, if you would like to help with any of the projects.

Sept. 2-4 – Oregon County caving. Contact Jim Cooley.
Sept. 9 – Lon Odell Memorial Cave —40-ft. vertical pit, archaeology. Contact Jon Beard

Other trips in eastern Missouri planned for same weekend.
Sept. 16-17 MSS weekend at Berome Moore Cave Contact Max White or Jon Beard
Sept. 23 -Bear Caves in Ozark County –photography and survey. Contact Roy Gold or Jon Beard.
Sept.24 -Fitzpatrick Cave Contact Jon Beard if you would like to participate.
Sept. 8-10 – SPG Bat & Cave display, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days, Table Rock State Park, Branson. If you would like to help, contact Melvin.

Sept. 30-Oct. 7 – Area cavers will be spending the week in TAG country caves. Contact Bill Heim if interested.

Oct. 12 –Bat & Cave presentation to new Missouri Master Naturalist class, Missouri Department of Conservation. If you would like to help,  contact Melvin.


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.


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