Meetings, Events & News

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Below you will find announcements about upcoming meetings, caving events and caving news. If you have an item that you would like to have posted on this page, please email us with the details.


This MCKC meeting will be conducted at our very own Crystal Cave in southwest Missouri on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 from 10am to 1pm
Depending on the turnout, the meeting may be conducted inside the cave, otherwise the cave will be open for visitation after the meeting.
 The actual board meeting will be from 10am to 1pm on Saturday. 
Very primitive camping will be available the night before, 5/14, at the Crystal Cave Property, but if you like more amenities, Roaring River State Park is just a stone’s throw away. You will have to handle your own reservations with the park. 
All persons entering the cave will be required to sign a liability release. All those entering will also be required to bring and wear a helmet, headlamp, spare lights, extra batteries, knee pads, and gloves. There may or may not be some loaner gear provided.  
Please RSVP at to receive directions to the cave when the date approaches 


Other Cave Activities

Stay tuned for updates!


The MCKC has acquired another cave to its growing list of preserves.

Kiesewetter Cave in Pulaski County now belongs to the MCKC. For permits and access please contact the MCKC Board!

A 50 year lease has been signed for Blackfathom Pit and Grandpa’s Hole in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. The Blackfathom River Cave is the 7th longest surveyed cave in the state of Missouri at 7.11 miles in length. Both caves are accessed on the same property; however, they do not physically connect. Grandpa’s Hole has an ongoing clean up as the cave was used as a trash dump for some time. The cave has a horizontal entrance, a 58′ pit entrance, as well as large rooms, bear beds, formations and interesting geological bedding.


Follow MVOR on Facebook to stay up to see flyer with list of activities planned for the weekend and get a registration form.


  • December 16, 2013 Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome – The latest WNS film produced by Ravenswood Media for the U. S. Forest Service.
  • December 11, 2013 Fall 2013 Vol. 6 Issue 2 Vol. Beneath the Forest, a caves and karst newsletter published by the Forest Service of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture.
  • October 17, 2013 In the Fall 2013 issue of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources quarterly magazine, Missouri Resources, read Playground with a Past by Larry Archer. He covers some of Goodwin Pit Sinkhole & Cave historical background and reports on MCKC’s restoration work that began in 2012.
  • April 26, 2013 Over two weekends, March 30th and April 13th, cavers from Missouri’s Meramec Valley, Middle Mississippi Valley and Southeast Missouri Grottos came together to remove over 1,000 tires from a number if sinkholes in Perry County >>Read More
  • February 27, 2013 Dianne Steingrubey, reporter with the Lake Today wrote an article about the Goodwin Pit cleanup last February and followed with another story about the current status of the project.
  • December 7, 2012 MCKC’s Goodwin Pit Cave property, Lake Expo story by Nathan Bechtold.
If you have questions about our organization, would like a permit to visit an MCKC managed cave or need help managing a cave on your property,