Chouteau Grotto



The mission of the Chouteau grotto is, in part, to:

Explore, photograph, conduct/participate in scientific studies in speleology, survey and map caves, and to promote good will with land owners and land managers.  

Provide information and education on cave conservation, minimal impact caving practices, caving safety, basic and advanced caving techniques.  

Promote safe caving practices, the preservation of cave watershed areas, conservation of caves, and their natural content.    


Get Involved

Official meetings are held in Columbia, MO at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are held in person and also available via ZOOM.  

Those who are interested in caving are welcome to attend. For those who would like to go caving, attending meetings in person is strongly encouraged but not necessary.

Reach out via email to for meeting details or more information.  Email is checked weekly so please give us a week or so to respond.  We will get back to you.