War Eagle Cavern – Arkansas Cave Tours
War Eagle Cavern – Arkansas Cave Tours
Tours – No Reservations Necessary
Our guided cave tours of this spectacular natural attraction begin just outside the trading post. Take a leisurely stroll along the bluff of Beaver Lake to “Eagle Point”, our 40 foot high lookout over our private cove on the lake. Follow the paved pathway down the hill, the knowledgeable guide tells the story of why the area is named for Chief War Eagle and how Beaver Lake was formed in the 1960s by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The spectacular natural entrance of War Eagle Cavern sits in a boxed canyon at the end of Devils’s Gap. The cavern’s waters run from deep inside the mountain, and pour into Beaver Lake. Depending on the rainfall in this area of the Ozark Mountains the waters may come in great torrents or sometimes in calm trickles. Follow the easy, wide open pathway (only a few short step-ups in the entire tour!) along the edges of the stream that flows throughout the cavern, our courteous guide leads the way.
The path on this breathtaking adventure wanders throughout huge rooms while the guide explains the incredible “domes” and other formations located in the first half-mile of this huge cavern. History comes alive as the friendly, story telling guides tell of warriors, draft-dodgers, robbers, moonshiners, squatters, partiers, even Frank and Jesse James – who used the cavern over the years! Slowly seeping water through the limestone ground of the Ozark Plateau has created thousands of caves and caverns, from tiny crevices to miles of underground rooms and passageways. War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake is the largest cavern in Northwest Arkansas, with three stories of cavern system and over four miles explored. The cavern stays at a constant 58 degrees year-round, with wide level stroller, pet friendly walkways and friendly, story-telling guides, making it the perfect adventure for the entire family. Tours leave the trading post every 20 minutes throughout the season.
The half-mile tour of this historical attraction climaxes with an incredible view of the waterfall in the newly expanded rimstone dam room. The largest underground excavation project in AR (removing over 300 tons of rock) was completed in 2013, doubling the size of the rimstone dam room and providing a newly created wide cement walkway that allows explorers of all ages to stroll along the flowing underground stream. Returning visitors to the cavern will be amazed to see what was once a small crawl way now standing before them as a 7 ft. high Crystal Hallway (glistening with sparkles of Arkansas Quartz and pyrite), leading them straight to Mirror Lake, where the many passageways leading deeper into the cavern (over four miles have been explored, with lots more unexplored) can be seen. Our Wild Tours begin here, and anyone with a sense of adventure is invited to come with us as we venture into the dark! Call us for more info. The entire entertaining, educational experience is enhanced by the 12 volt LED underground lighting system.
We walk (well, actually stroll) on the one-hour long guided tours, surrounded by natural beauty both inside and outside of this most unique cavern. The cavern stays at a constant temperature of 58 degrees, with wide, level, stroller, and pet friendly walkways to make it the perfect adventure for the entire family.
The fun doesn’t stop when the tour ends. Guests will also be able to feed the fish on our boat dock, sit on our benches to enjoy the views, and walk our short nature paths. There is even a fossil dig area for kids – including the “Big Dig”, where young archaeologists can uncover the bones of a mastodon elephant that used to wander these hills way back when. Don’t forget to bring your camera!!!!!!
Guided tours at War Eagle Cavern leave every twenty minutes throughout the season.