Lowry Karst Preserve

Our latest acquisition

The IKC purchased the Lowry Cave 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.

While we have not finalized the Management Plan for this new preserve, we anticipate allowing appropriate access to 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, we anticipate foot traffic access by the general public for hiking, nature watching, mushroom hunting, and other low-impact surface activities. The property has numerous sinkholes and other karst features of interest.

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!