Caving can be a great way to explore Missouri’s underground habitats and wildlife. Unfortunately, white-nose syndrome, a cave-bat-killing disease, has appeared in our state. To help cavers avoid spreading this disease, which does not affect humans, we restrict access to caves on conservation lands. Browse the Web to find Missouri's tour caves, which are located in our state parks. Use this section to learn more about cave ecosystems, cave-dependent wildlife, and Missouri cave regulations. 

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White-Nose Syndrome in Missouri

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease that kills cave-dwelling bats. Learn Missouri's plan for controlling WNS, which does not affect humans. Please stay out of conservation-area caves until further notice.

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Get to know the seventy cave species brought to light in this 40-page booklet.

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