The Ozarks are riddled with fascinating caves to explore but few have as unique an entrance as War Eagle Cavern.
War Eagle Cavern is a family operated show cave and one of the very oldest show caves in the state. The cave is located in a box canyon on the south end of Beaver Lake, making it reachable by both car and boat. For those enjoying Beaver Lake, the War Eagle Cavern dock is close to Devil’s Gap Inlet.
Approaching the cave, you’ll immediately spot the large, natural opening in the limestone. A wide, smooth pathway leads into the cave’s mouth, following the course of a crystal clear stream flowing from the cavern’s depths.
Inside, 4 miles and three stories of cavern system have been explored – with much more still waiting to be discovered!
Touring War Eagle Cavern
War Eagle Caverns offers two types of tours.
Guided Cave Tours leave the Trading Post every 20 minutes, daily and without reservation. The tour takes you on a leisurely stroll along the bluff of Beaver Lake to the cave’s spectacular natural entrance. From here you’ll follow your guide along the wide open pathway through huge rooms filled with amazing and strange stone formations.
Your guide will explain both the geology and history of the area. You’ll learn about stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and bats as well as Native Americans, moonshiners, squatters, and outlaws.
Looking for a more “in depth” tour of the War Eagle Cave? How about a Spelunker Tour?
Guided Spelunker Tours start off right where the regular guided tours end – and you won’t want to be in your good pants. Spelunker Tours are wet and muddy fun, so you’ll want appropriate clothes – both for the tour and to change into when you’re done!
Spelunker Tours are available mid-July through November and require 48 hour advance reservation.
Outside The Cave
The fun doesn’t stop when you leave War Eagle Cavern.
Topside includes scenic forest trails with waterfalls and views of Beaver Lake, limestone bluffs, and a sinkhole. You can also have fun in the Moonshiners’ Mystery Shack, get Lost in the Woods Maze, and pan for gemstones at War Eagle Mining Company.
The Smoke Signal Cafe offers a good bite to eat in the summer, and the area provides many spots for picnicking and wildlife watching.
War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
21494 Cavern Dr, Rogers, AR 72756
Open March 12th to Thanksgiving every year
Mondays through Saturdays, 9:30am to 5pm – Sundays: 11am to 5pm
Visit the cavern website for more information. You can also follow it on Facebook and Twitter.
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