News Release 174

Free Onondaga Cave tickets offered for locating bats

Volume 39-174 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

You can win a Missouri State Parks prize package by watching for bats flying down our nation’s highways on the sides of U-Haul trucks.

This summer, U-Haul’s newest SuperGraphic features Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg and the red bat that makes its home in the woods of the park. The SuperGraphic is part of U-Haul’s “Venture Across America” campaign for its 1,900 new moving vans that travel all over the United States.

As a part of its campaign, observant viewers can win a Missouri State Parks/U-Haul prize package by spotting these special U-Haul vans. When you spot a van with the special Onondaga Cave SuperGraphic, take a photo of it, upload it and indicate where you saw it. You will be automatically entered to win a prize package that includes four tickets to tour Onondaga Cave in Onondaga Cave State Park. Go to facebook.com/mostateparks for more information and to upload your photo. Entries will be received through Aug. 31, 2012; one entry per person please.

Onondaga Cave is one of the state’s most outstanding caves and is a designated National Natural Landmark because of the number and quality of its cave formations. The cave is the main feature of Onondaga Cave State Park, which also includes a visitor center with displays about caves, a campground, trails, picnic sites and access to the Meramec River for fishing and canoeing. The park is located on Highway H off Interstate 44 at the Leasburg (#214) exit in Crawford County.

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, go to mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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