The description below is an electronic
reprint excerpt from: "Caves of Reynolds and Shannon Counties", Journal
of the Missouri Speleological Survey, Volume 17, Numbers 1-2, Page 52.
ROCK HOUSE CAVE (SHN 023)
The cave has two large entrances with a pillar of rock about six feet
in diameter between them. Both can clearly be seen from the Current
River, as the cave is located at the base of a bluff about 30 feet up
from river level on the right bank. By some definitions, this is hardly
a cave, as the single large room can be explored without artificial
light. However, it is not a rock shelter of the overhand or wind-blown
type, but rather a meander of an old cave which was left exposed as
the Current River cut down in its valley. The remains of old stalagmites
may be plainly seen. At the upstream end there is a small passage that
leads off toward the bluff face from a point about 15 feet up on the
cave wall. This passage divides and reaches the bluff face via two old
phreatic tubes, both of which are too small to be traversed by man.
The cave makes an excellent shelter for floaters caught in the rain
and may have been used by Indians for summer shelter, although there
is no sign of this on the surface and nobody has disturbed the cave
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