War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas is absolutely one of the top attractions to include when planning your list of things to do in this historical area of Arkansas. Whether you are planning your family vacation or just a fun weekend adventure, War Eagle Cavern offers hours of affordable family fun. Located one-half mile off of Scenic Highway 12, midway between Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Rogers, Arkansas. War Eagle Cavern is one of nature’s true wonders, in 2014, 2015 & 2016 the cavern was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award. The Cavern is open from March 12th until Thanksgiving weekend of each year. Reservations are not required. Tickets for the 60 minute guided walking tour can be purchased upon arrival at War Eagle Cavern. With tours leaving the trading post every 20 minutes or so, visitors will be included in the next available tour.
Led by a very knowledgeable tour guide, the tour begins with a leisurely walk along the shores of Beaver Lake, with a beautiful lake view, ending at the spectacular natural entrance of the cavern. Explorers will find the walking tour easy for all, as War Eagle Cavern has NO STAIRWAYS or tight passageways. Instead visitors to this extraordinary attraction are met with wide walkways, stroller accessibility, a pet friendly environment and limited handicap accessibility. In addition to these amenities guests will find the temperature inside War Eagle Cavern is a comfortable 58 degrees year around. Following a stream flowing throughout the cavern, see amazing beautiful formations, fossils, and waterfalls on the guided tour. Don’t be surprised to see many different forms of cavern life including one of the largest colonies of pipestrelle and gray bats in North America.
A construction project in 2013 opened up parts of War Eagle Cavern to the public that had previously been accessible only to serious cavers. As a result of this project, visitors to this historical attraction now have access to the unreachable areas of the cavern. The newly opened Crystal Hallway leads to Mirror Lake, and several pathways beyond. With over four miles of explored cavern and the inky blackness beckons to the adventurous – the Wild Tour begins here.
The 60 minute guided tour of War Eagle Cavern is just the beginning of the things to do on your trip. Upon completion of the cavern tour explorers of all ages will enjoy walks on the nature paths, gem panning at War Eagle Mining Co., navigating “The Lost in the Woods Maze”, feeding the fish at our boat dock or just browsing through the many unusual items found at The Trading Post. A visit to War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake definitely has something for everyone in your group. Plan to spend several hours with us and enjoy all the attractions this privately owned, family-friendly place has to offer.
War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake has been described as “a little gem hidden in the woods”, “a beautiful cave in the Ozarks”, “Informative as it is fascinating”, “a unique experience in a beautiful, historical location”! It is easy to see why a visit to this beautiful site, easily accessible via car, RV, or boat, located in the unspoiled forest of the Ozark Mountains and on the shores of Beaver Lake provides hours of affordable family fun and the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.