Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area

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Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area

Indiana

(812) 738-2782

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Overview

Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area is operated as a part of O'Bannon Woods State Park, which lie within the larger 24,000-acre Harrison Crawford State Forest. This combination of a state park surrounded by a vast, working state forest provides a unique opportunity for viewing "multiple use" management of natural and cultural resources. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the wild diversity, long history and rugged beauty of southern Indiana at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

O'Bannon Woods was the location of one of the few African-American Civilian Conservation Corps units. The property also has a uniquely restored, working haypress barn, complete with oxen for power and a pioneer farmstead.

Map of Wyandotte Caves State Rec. Area (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.201430, -86.252546

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Activities

  • Caving

    Notice: All caves and sinkholes on Department of Natural Resources properties are closed to provide protection from White-nosed syndrome, a fungus that is killing bats in large numbers in the Northeastern U.S. and is now spreading west. This includes Wyandotte Cave and all the wild caves at O'Bannon Woods. However, privately-owned show caves such as Marengo Cave, Blue Springs Cavern and Squire Boone Cavern, remain open to the public for tours. Thank you for cooperating with DNR in this effort.

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Directions

Driving

From Louisville and points east take I-64 west to exit 105. Turn right onto State Route 135. Drive south through four stoplights; at the fifth light, turn right onto State Route 62. Wyandotte Caves is eight miles ahead on the right side of the road.

From Evansville and west go north on US-41 or take I-164 to I-64. Take I-64 east to exit 92. Turn right on State Route 66. Drive south for 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on State Route 62. Wyandotte Caves is 5.5 miles further on the left side of the road.

From Indianapolis and north take I-65 south to I-265 (exit 6B). Continue west for six miles to I-64 west. Take I-64 west for 13 miles to exit 105. Turn right onto State Route 135. Drive south and make a right onto State Route 62. Turn right at the Wyandotte Caves sign and Wyandotte Caves will be on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(812) 738-2782

Campground reservations

(866) 622-6746

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