Illinois Caverns State Natural Area

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Illinois Caverns State Natural Area


Location:Monroe County is southwestern Illinois, 35 miles south of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Activities:Spelunking, hiking.
Special Features:Cave contains an extensive array of cave formations, many of which are still actively growing with the continued deposition of calcium carbonate. Cave is also home to a the largest number of cave-adapted animals known in the state, including the cave salamander and at least two species of bats. Approximately 6 miles of the cave's passages have been mapped. Days and hours of operation vary seasonally, but, when open, no one is allowed to enter the cave after 2:30 p.m.
Address:10981 Conservation Rd
Baldwin, IL 62217

Phone:618-458-6699
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R4/ILC.HTM
Size: Cave entrance is on a tract of 9.25 acres.

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