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Cave Celebration Day

June 3, 2023


Spring Mill State Park sits right in the middle of the Karst Plains which explains why there are so many caves there! Learn more about the caves inside the park as we celebrate Cave Day this weekend.

Friday, June 2nd

6pm: Kid Campfire SongsJoin Sydney at the campground amphitheater for a time of fun camp songs to sing together. Recommended for kids of all ages. 30 min.


Saturday, June 3rd

Cave Celebration Day!

9am:  Hidden Cave Hike – Join Tony for a 1-hour hike on Trail 5 that will meander off trail to Rubble Springs Cave.  Rugged.  Meet at Lakeview Activity Center.

10am: The Life of a SalamanderLearn about the lifecycle of a salamander and what adaptations make them so special with Naturalist Sydney.  Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center for this 25 min program.

1pm:  Cave Bats of IndianaJoin DNR bat survey coordinator, David Wiles, for a 30-minute talk about our amazing cave dwelling bats in Indiana!  Lakeview Activity Center

1pm:  Endless Cave Trip – Must reserve spot in advance for this 2-hour, off-site adventure into Endless Cave. $20 per person. Limited space. 14 years and older. For information contact Sheree at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.

3pm: Shawnee Cave System HikeJoin Veronica on a hike around most of the Shawnee Cave System to learn about our caves and how they are all connected. Meet at Twin Caves parking lot. Moderately rugged. 1.5 hours.

9pm: Full Moon Hike-Join Anthony at the Lakeview Activity Center for a 1-hour moderate night hike Trail 5 to learn about the Full Strawberry Moon! Good hiking shoes and hiking sticks recommended. Red flashlights available and recommended. 1 mile.


Sunday, June 4th

9:30am: Morning Mindfulness HikeJoin Veronica on a leisurely walk around Spring Mill Lake to reflect on your weekend in the woods. Meet behind Lakeview Activity Center. Moderate. 1 hour.



*Twin Caves Boat Tours:  9am-5pm; Open

*Pioneer Village:  Buildings open Daily 9am-4:30pm; Interpreters on Wednesday-Sunday


*More info to come

Park Entry Fees May Apply


June 3, 2023
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Spring Mill State Park
3333 SR 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446 United States
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