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  Closed except for Kayak Adventure
    Due to Covid-19, all guests must wear masks. Children under 4 not presently allowed.

Myst'ry River

America's Greatest Voyage Underground


By Boat

Explore America's longest navigable underground river in custom electric boats.


1-Hour Tour

Tours leave hourly. Reservations are not available.


400 Feet

Decend 400' to reach the river. Ascend again on your exit.


Wet Weather

Tours occasionally not possible during wet weather.
Check Facebook or call for updates.

Welcome To

Bluespring Caverns Park


Adventure & Fun - Above & Below

A visit to Bluespring Caverns will bring you, first of all, to the park above the Caverns. Mine for gems in our gemstone mining sluice, hike our trails, enjoy a picnic lunch and explore an underground world of wonders on our guided boat tour.

  • Gemstone Mining
  • Karst Natural Area Trail
  • Myst’ry River Boat Tour
  • Picnic areas and shelter
  • Clean, spacious restrooms
  • Free parking

Pricing

Age Price per Person
Adult $20.00
Youth $12.00 (ages 0-15)

The park also offers our Overnight Adventure Youth Program and Kayak High Adventures both with advance reservations.

Cave Life

Bluespring Caverns is a natural wonder. Our hour-long boat tour allows you to explore and experience the majestic underground. Passages and water-courses are illuminated by the pocket of light that follows your tour boat through darkness.

Glimpse elusive cave creatures.

  • Rare, blind cavefish
  • Blind crayfish in constant search for food
  • Spotted red-orange salamanders
  • Solitary bats hanging on a high ceilings

Wet Periods

Visit during a wet period, and you will hear and see the power of the underground river; though many of its creatures will have retreated to quieter areas.

Since Bluespring Caverns contains a natural underground river, tours may occasionally not be possible due to area floods. Please call us prior to your visit during exceptionally wet weather periods. 812-279-9471

Got Questions?

  • Do I need a mask?

    Masks are required.  

    Masks/face-coverings are required on tour and in the Visitor Center. Masks are available on site for minimal cost. All children must wear masks.

  • Can I make a reservation?

    No  

    We do not require or accept reservations for this tour. Upon your arrival, you will be scheduled for the next available tour. Tours leave hourly or more often 9 AM to 5 PM. Late afternoon tours can fill early on busy weekends and holidays.

  • What is the length of the tour?

    1 Hour  

    Our Myst’ry River boat tour is one hour in length and covers 1-1/4 miles aboard our electric-powered boats and a 400’ walking section.

  • Are tours available every day?

    March 16 - October 31  

    While Bluespring Caverns Park is open every day from March 16 through October 31, tours on Myst’ry River can occasionally be unavailable due to area flooding. Check our Facebook page or our website for timely information during wet periods. You can also call us at 812-279-9471 for immediately up-to-date information.

  • What should I bring to tour the Caverns.

    A Few Recommendations  

    No special equipment is required. We recommend a light jacket, and closed-toe, non-slip shoes. The Caverns is 52 degrees.

    You can also bring a camera just don’t drop it overboard!

  • Is the Myst’ry River Voyage boat tour handicapped accessible?

    No  

    Our parking lot, Visitor Center/Gift Shop, and our Gemstone Mining sluice are handicapped accessible. Due to the natural constraints of the Caverns, our Myst’ry River tour is not handicapped accessible. For more detailed information, please call us.

We absolutely loved this cave. We were the only ones on the boat tour and the guide was super nice and full of information. We will come back and do cave kayaking!

Ashley B, Fort Wayne, IN