April 17, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Onondaga Cave State Park to host series of photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral Caves

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 17, 2018 – Onondaga Cave State Park will host the first in a series of photography tours of Cathedral and Onondaga caves Saturday, April 21. The Cathedral Cave tour will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and the Onondaga Cave tour will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Subsequent tours will be given in May, June, July, August, September and October.

A member of the Onondaga Friends Association will lead the tours, showing participants the caves’ most interesting features and allowing ample time for plenty of photographs. Participants have the option to tour one or both caves on these adventures. There is a 1/3-mile hike to Cathedral Cave on the Deer Run Trail.

Conditions in the caves include limited lighting, concrete walkways and metal handrails, a constant but cool temperature of 57 degrees and humidity of nearly 100 percent. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers of warm clothes and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots. No equipment will be provided for the tours, so participants should bring their own cameras and other photography gear.

There is a fee associated with the photography tours; fee and registration information, as well as dates for the other tours, is available at

Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off of Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more information about the event, contact the park at 573-245-6576.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.