|Location:||Southwest of Mitchell, 3.5km north of Campbellsburg. SR 60 to Campbellsburg, N. Marshall Road, then N White River Road, turn off left onto N Cave River Valley Road. At the intersection with W Cave River Valley Road, the park is straight ahead.|
Richard L. Power (1962):
The Caverns and Geology of Cave River Park, Washington County,
Indiana Geological Survey.
|Address:||Cave River Park, Campbellsburg, IN 47108.|
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|1817||first grist mill built.|
Cave River Park is a private park with dozens of caves. Some of the caves are still unexplored, others are of impressive size, like Endless Cave. The cave is located in a nice gorge in the hills of southern Indiana. The river in the gorge was ideal for a mill, so the first grist mill was built already in 1817. Other above ground attractions are trout fishing, camping, barbecue and several trails.
But the main thing are the underground attractions. Eight wild or semi wild caves are open for visitors. It is necessary to register at the office and sign a release. At the office visitors get a description of all open caves, with necessary skills and required equipment. Also they are informed about the weather, as most caves get flooded during heavy rain.
For all caves sufficient light and appropriate clothes and shoes are necessary. Wellingtons and overall are a good idea, hard hat with headlamp also. Some of the more difficult caves require climbing equipment and/or a boat.