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Cave Springs Cave Natural Area

County Benton
Division Ozark Mountains
Acres 57.265
Year Added 1985
Cave Springs Cave is basically a long "solution channel" formed by a groundwater-fed stream. The stream is considered to be an outstanding example of an Ozark Mountains cave stream and hosts the largest known population of the rare Ozark cavefish. The cave has also harbored a summer maternity colony of gray bats. Ozark trillium, a rare plant species, also occurs on the natural area.


From State Highway 112/264 junction on the south side of the town of Cave Springs, proceed north about 0.25 mile to Midway Avenue. Turn right (east) and travel 0.25 mile to the northwest corner of the natural area. Park along roadside.
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Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.


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