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Crystal Onyx Cave & Campground

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After years of searching, and with a deep conviction that a cave was there on Pruitt’s Knob, Cleon Turner entered what became Crystal Onyx Cave on June 23, 1960. Turner’s persistent search to find an entrance succeeded even though attempts had been made since the early 1930′s. In June of 1960, Turner and a friend found a promising spot on the side of the Knob and, after several days of digging with shovels, Turner dynamited an entrance. He found beautiful formations, cave bacon, rimstone, stalactites and stalagmites. Soon after that, Crystal Onyx Cave, acknowledged by “cavers” as one of the most beautiful in the cave country, was opened for tours.Located on the side of Pruitt’s Knob is Crystal Onyx Cave Campground, a wooded camping area that is 300 ft. above the valley and Cave City. Our sites are so well shaded that you practically have to look for sunny spots if you want to get a tan! Whether you’re sporting a tent or a full size recreational vehicle, we have a place for you and all the amenities you want – or don’t want. Serenity is sitting on a high spot and watching the world go by below you. We offer serenity from the overlook in the Campground, looking over the farmlands and the small town of Cave City. Just sit and enjoy the view – and the serenity. The picture shown here was taken from our campground



Email: info@crystalonyxcave.com

Phone: (270) 773-2359

Latitude/Longitude: 37.110404 , -85.967692


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

From I-65 take exit 53. Go East on Hwy 90 for 2 1/2 miles (You will pass through two traffic lights). The entrance to Crystal Onyx Cave will be on your right. Drive up the hill until you reach the Vistior Center



Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 02/24/2017 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Record high temperatures expected. High 77F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 02/25/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 42F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 02/26/2017 0%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 53F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Monday 02/27/2017 60%
Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 02/28/2017 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Partly cloudy skies late. High 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.


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