Nestled in the hills above the Loutre River in Montgomery County, Graham Cave State Park features an unusual sandstone cave that contained evidence that rewrote history books. Once used for shelter, Graham Cave became historically significant when archaeologists discovered how long ago human occupancy had occurred. University of Missouri archaeologists uncovered artifacts revealing human use of the cave dating back to as early as 10,000 years ago. Clues to the lifestyle of the ancient Dalton and Archaic period Native Americans were uncovered. Today, visitors are allowed in the entrance of the cave, where interpretive signs point out interesting discoveries. Surrounding Graham Cave is 369 acres of naturally diverse land designated as Graham Cave State Park. Several trails wind throughout the park's forests and glades. A boat ramp on the Loutre River provides access for boating and fishing. An open picnic shelter, playground areas and picnic sites make the park an ideal place for a day of family fun. For those in need of a longer retreat, a wooded camping area offers basic and electric campsites, modern restrooms and hot showers. Come explore the history that unfolded at Graham Cave and enjoy nature at Graham Cave State Park.

on Indian Glade Trail

1 month ago

on Loutre River Trail

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice hiking trail - lots of beauty along this trail

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3 months ago

Nice hike near the river - you can get to the river in a couple areas but it's not easy - beautiful area along this trail!!

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3 months ago

Short hike but connects to many other trails in the area which makes for a good hike if you do all of them. Very interesting info about the cave at the interpretive area

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3 months ago

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7 months ago

on Indian Glade Trail

7 months ago

I gave this trail a 5 because the water was rolling after the 5 inch rain yesterday...but on top of that...all trails were well marked and in good shape despite the wet conditions...I did all the trails except for the Loutre rover trail ..it was pretty much under water

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Monday, October 10, 2016

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Not much to see waterfall just a trickle even after all the rain.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Thursday, April 07, 2016