The Graham Cave State Park spans a total area of 360 acres of land that is located in Montgomery County in the state of Missouri. Access to the park can be gained by driving two miles west of Danville, off I-70, on Highway TT in Montgomery County. This Missouri state park was established in 1964 and is governed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
There are several features that make this state park an exceptional place to visit. First, the park features an unusual sandstone cave that archaeologists discovered along with several artifacts that reveal that human beings existed in the area as far back as 10,000 years ago. Secondly, the park also has cultural and historical significance because the area leaves hints of the kind of lifestyle that the Native Americans of the ancient Dalton and Archaic period led. Some of the artifacts that have been uncovered are exhibited at the park’s visitor center along with a description of the area's natural history and prehistoric occupation.
Besides these attractions, the park is also a great place for visitors to enjoy recreational activities like boating, stream fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and interpretive programs. Some of the amenities in the park to support these activities include campsites, showers, a picnic shelter, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, a visitor center, picnic sites, exhibits, playground areas, and a boat ramp.
Guests to Graham Cave State Park can bring their dog into the park, although some basic rules apply regarding dogs. For example, all dogs are always required to be on a leash that is no longer than ten feet long. Additionally, dog owners are expected to keep their dogs well-behaved and quiet, and clean up after their pooch. While pups may not be allowed in some of the exhibits and the visitors center, there are plenty of trails and outdoor spaces they will love to explore.
So pack up your history buff pup and head out to this puptastic park today!