Canceled: Down & Dirty Caving / Maquoketa Caves State Park

Let’s get down and dirty! Explore the caves on your hands and knees in the Raccoon Creek Valley of Iowa located two hours west of DeKalb. Beyond the astonishing caverns and crevasses, the park is home to a restored prairie and six miles of trails that access the 16 limestone caves. Great sights include the “Natural Bridge,” the 17-ton “Balanced Rock,” the 1100’ “Dancehall Cave,” and the famous “Wye” cave.  This trip is known to fill up fast, so do not wait to sign up. Registration includes leadership, equipment (caving helmet with headlamp and pads), transportation, and a healthy lunch.

Date and Time(s): Sat Apr 25 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration and deadline: NIU Student: $20.00 Faculty/Staff/Community: $40.00 by 4/21

Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Maquoketa Caves State Park

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Sports and Recreation, Campus Life


Health and Wellness, Huskie Pride

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Students, Faculty and Staff, General Public


hiking, Outdoor Adventures, caving, Adventure Trips, canceled


Outdoor Adventures
Recreation and Wellness


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Outdoor Adventures

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