Honey Branch Cave

Useful Information

Location: In Sparta. Between Sparta and Ava, 2 km off Hwy 14. Latitude: 37.0133514 Longitude: -93.0423660
Open: closed [2016]
Fee: closed [2016]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=400 m.
Guided tours:
Address: closed [2016]
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1993 purchased by Bill and Judy Roston.
1993 cave closed to the public, cave trekking tours available.
2008 cave and garden for sale at USD 1,749,000.


The tour through Honey Branch Cave is almost level. probably a reason why it was visited very early, as numerous inscriptions and signatures on the walls show. Crystal Passage is notable for beautiful formations. Honey Branch Cave is closed as a show cave.

The land around Honey Branch Cave is called Honey Branch Garden or the Garden of Dreams. 105 ha of Ozark hill property include two caves, Big Honey Branch Cave and Little Honey Branch Cave. The larger cave is the show cave, Little Honey Branch Cave has a waterfall, a nice place which is used for weddings. Bill and Judy Roston purchased the area in 1993 and started to grow the famous garden on the property. They also offered cave trekking tours after appointment.

The garden and the weddings were discontinued in 2008 and the property for sale. We do not know if it was sold and to whom, but the cave is now definitely closed.