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Caves closed seasonally for bat hibernation at Maquoketa Caves State Park

  • 3/24/2020 12:05:00 PM
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MAQUOKETA - The caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park will reopen to the public after bat hibernation season on April 15. The popular caves are closed annually from Oct. 15 to April 15 to protect hibernating bats. Visitors have access to the rest of the park while the caves are closed. 

When planning a trip to an Iowa state park, be sure to check the DNR’s State Park Alerts and Closures page at for information on any seasonal, construction or weather-related closures in Iowa state parks that may impact your visit.