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Graham Cave State Park, Montgomery City
(2.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Graham Cave State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of located in Montgomery County. The park's namesake, Graham Cave, is a cave in St. Peter sandstone with an entrance wide and high and an extent of about into the hillside. The cave protects an historically important Pre-Columbian archaeological site dating back to as early as 10,000 years ago. Visitors are allowed up to the entrance of the cave where interpretive signs point out significant discoveries. The park includes the 82acre Graham Cave Glades Natural Area which protects an area of sandstone and dolomite glades with a rich diversity of glade species. The park is adjacent to Interstate 70 from which the entrance to the cave can be glimpsed during foliage-free months.
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  • Earns only a "4" because of the lack of information about what archeologists have learned from excavations. There have been indications of human habitation going back as many as 10,000 years. While th...  more »
  • This is a great place if you are into walking trails. They have several with great views. The cave itself is fenced off and does not allow you to walk in. The boat ramp is very narrow and the water is...  more »
  • I easily found my way to the park. Inside the small info center, there were artifacts from the area, information on the geology, history of the property, and more. From a picture of the cave, I wasn't...  more »
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  • You have to come to this park with the knowledge that you won't be seeing a typical 'cave' - it's a shelter cave that is important for it's archaeological value , but is also a very nice example of a shelter cave ... the type you'd have been very happy to find as a native person. The little trails are easy and fun, the visitor center gives some info on the local natural features (like stone glades), and the campground is surprisingly nice for a small state park. Yes, I-70 can be heard from the park at times, but it's very unobtrusive .. and doesn't take away from the 'value' of this park. A good 1-day/1-night kind of park - nice camping.
  • Do not reserve site 49. Absolutely the worst site. Very tight, very sloped, no grass, can't extend canopy, so short a pad that a small camper barely fits, crappy firepit and grill so don't plan on cooking over the campfire. Whoever designed this did not think it through at all. No room to keep your truck hooked up to the camper as it entirely blocks the road. Maybe other sites are better but from what I can see they all look very small, tight and with short pads. Also none have water hookup.
  • This place was a little Jewel! We just did a quick stopover to use the facilities, took a needed shower, hiked to the cave and explored the park. It's a Thursday and we only found one other person in the park. It felt like we had the place to ourselves and at $12 a night for camping you can't beat it.
  • Nice little park and campground. Cave has some really interesting historical significance. Be sure to check out the artifacts at the visitor center.
  • Great for a lite hike. Visually appeasing and free. 4 stars because some of the trails were closed.