Accessibility Information

at Graham Cave State Park

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Accessible SymbolOffice/Visitor Center

The office/visitor center is on your right upon entering the park. Parking is parallel along a paved loop, with no accessible parking marked at this time. Inside, you will find helpful park staff and information on the park. Picnic shelter reservations can also be made here. Interpretive programs may be arranged ahead of time with special needs being addressed.

The visitor center showcases the park’s cultural and natural resources and contains artifacts retrieved from the cave. The rest of the collection is housed at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

An accessible restroom with a side-transfer toilet and lever-handled faucets is available.

Picnic Areas

Upper Picnic Area

The Upper Picnic Area has not been modified. Parking is parallel to a 1-foot-high rock wall. One-to-three-inch-high curb openings allow entrance to natural turf with variable slopes. 

Accessible SymbolLower Picnic Area 

An attractive picnic shelter that accommodates up to 80 people is connected to level parking with a concrete pathway. The shelter offers two extended-end tables, a group grill and an accessible water fountain. A mostly level, grassy lawn invites play. An accessible vault toilet is located nearby for your convenience. One handicap parking space serves the picnic shelter and vault toilet.

An individual picnic site is located near the paved trailhead to Graham Cave. This shady spot provides two extended-end tables and a pedestal grill with a paved pathway from level parking and a handicap parking space.

At the far end of the parking lot, an accessible concrete pathway leads to the interpretive shelter. A handicap parking space is nearby. Beyond the shelter is a trail of chips and natural base. This trail has some excessive slopes and an overlook near one of the park’s waterfalls From the overlook, the trail goes to Graham Cave and connects with the paved path to the parking lot. This path has steps and steep terrain with an average slope of 8%.

Graham Cave

From the shared parking lot in the Lower Picnic Area, a 600-foot-long paved trail leads to Graham Cave with an average slope of 8%. This trail may be difficult for some visitors. Near the cave, access is over solid natural turf with minimal slopes. Interpretative panels provide information on the cave and early inhabitants of this area.


Campsites have not been modified at this time. Vehicle pads are paved, but not all are level with the ground. Tables and fire rings are on natural turf or gravel.

The dump station has also not been modified.

The showerhouse has an accessible concrete pathway to paved parking, which has a slope of no more than 2%. An accessible parking space is located near the showerhouse. Inside are lever-handled faucets, electric hand dryers, side-transfer toilets and large roll-in showers.

A laundry room is available with two top-control machines and a 3-foot clear space in front.  Some visitors may have difficulty in accessing the machines.

Boat Launch  

Plenty of level staging area is available in the parking lot for this boat ramp on the Loutre River with one accessible parking space in the parking lot east of the boat ramp.

A picnic site is located across mostly level turf and offers a shaded extended-end table on a concrete pad. A pedestal grill is provided.

For more information, contact the park:

Graham Cave State Park
217 Highway TT
Danville, MO 63361-5509
1-800-379-2419 TDD

Last updated: August 2021