Go on a Wild Cave Tour Aug. 8 at Meramec State Park

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Volume 37-202 For immediate release: July 24, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore Fisher Cave on the wild cave tour Saturday, Aug. 8 at Meramec State Park near Sullivan. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, this special cave tour, which goes beyond the normal tour, will begin at 9 a.m. and last until approximately 1 p.m.

This adventurous spelunking trip will consist of strenuous crawling, at times through semi-filled water passages, to reach an enormous room. You must be at least 18 years old and come equipped with a hard hat, three independent sources of light (two of which should be waterproof), and a wetsuit that covers at least two-thirds of the body. Admission for the tour is $6 for adults and $5 for ages 18 to 19. 

This trip has a limited number of openings, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your spot by calling Erik Otto at 573-468-8155.

Meramec State Park is located three miles south of Interstate 44 on Highway 185 in Franklin County.

For more information, contact the park directly at 573-468-8155 or call the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com