|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
In Whites Creek Cave you can explore in nature's own cooling system, and observe its grateful inhabitants.
Getting There: From Fremont (located on US 60 in southeastern Missouri), take County Highway J south for 16 miles to Whites Creek trailhead at Camp Five Pond.
Prime Time: June, July.
Guides: Irish Wilderness, available free from Mark Twain National Forest (see below). America's Neighborhood Bats, by Merlin D. Tuttle (University of Texas Press, 800-252-3206; $10.95). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (Penguin, 800-526-0275; $5.95).
Contact: Mark Twain National Forest, (573) 325-4233.