Buddha Karst Preserve Management Plan

Lawrence County, Indiana

(As approved September 10, 2011)

INTRODUCTION: The Indiana Karst Conservancy, Inc. has purchased the 37-acre Buddha Karst Preserve. The Conservancy will manage the caves on the Buddha Karst Preserve for recreational access and scientific study by responsible cavers while at the same time protecting these resources for future generations. The surface property will be managed to maintain the karst values and enhance the overall natural setting.


Webmaster and spouse, Donnehue Cave, ca 1992. Photo by John Vargo.


INDIANA DNR has recently reopened caves in both Spring Mill State Park and in Cave River Valley for recreational caving by groups on an interim basis. Groups wishing to gain access must apply for a permit and comply with proper WNS decontamination protocols. Click here for details.