Lowry Karst Preserve

Our latest acquisition

The IKC purchased the Lowry Karst Preserve on August 2, 2019. The property consists of 6.66 acres overlooking Graham Creek in Jennings County. The 2000-foot long cave has a large, impressive entrance with a perennial stream cascading down a scenic valley to a fifteen-foot waterfall. The cave offers a combination of walking, stooping, and a little bit of crawling in water. It hosts diverse troglobitic fauna including the rare Southeastern cave beetle, the Lewis cave amphipod, and the Rotund cave isopod.

With execution of a signed waiver, the IKC permits appropriate access to Lowry Cave for various cavers and groups including church, scout, and educational organizations. Proper caving equipment will be required, along with an understanding that the cave must be protected -- "leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time." As with the IKC's other preserves, foot traffic access by the general public is also allowed for hiking, nature watching, mushroom hunting, and other low-impact surface activities. The property has numerous sinkholes and other karst features of interest. Please review the preserve's management plan for more details regarding access policy.

The IKC is proud to own this preserve and is grateful to everyone who has contributed.

To support this new acquisition, please send your tax-deductible donation to:

Lowry Karst Preserve
c/o Indiana Karst Conservancy
PO Box 2401
Indianapolis, IN 46206-2401

Checks should be payable to the "Indiana Karst Conservancy." Credit card donations may also be made via PayPal. The IKC greatly appreciates your support!

For more information or to arrange a visit to the property, please contact:

Ray Sheldon
Lowry Cave Patron and Karst Preserve Property Manager
12998 S 600 E
Elizabethtown, IN  47232
E-mail: rsheldon.indiana.caves@gmail.com