Watkins Cave, Bois D'Arc, Missouri
Posted by: DaKender
N 37° 16.873 W 093° 29.343
15S E 456646 N 4126181
Quick Description: Watkins Cave On the Bois D'Arc Conseration Land
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2006 9:42:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMHZ5
Published By: TVN
Found this one while on another mission (GC440A) :) Never thought anything about it till I was running thru the Waymarks. This is really protected and can't be entered unless you get the key and permit from the Missouri Conservation Department. It is located in the Bois D'Arc Conservation Area, close to the parking lot just off Farm Road 94, North East of Bois D'Arc.
Most know this as Watkins or Jones Cave. It is also known as "Speakeasy Cave," due to its rumored use as a site for a still during prohibition.
The 1,500-foot-long cave is available to users only with a permit available at the Springfield Conservation Service Center. The permit requirement is designed to restrict the use of the cave to educational purposes. Area schools and beginning spelunkers find the cave easy to navigate.
Natural cave Variables:
Type of Land: Fairly Flat
Managed By: Missouri Conservation Department
Contact Info: Springfield Conservation Service Center
Website: (visit link
Type of Cave: Small
Contains Stalactites: Not Sure
Contains Stalagmites: Not Sure
Contains Bats: Not Sure
Price of Admission: 0