New Acquisition: Shawnee Karst Preserve Extension. The IKC has recently completed fund-raising for a 17.5-acre extension to our Shawnee Karst Preserve in Lawrence County. Donations continue to be accepted and will be used for acquisition of additional properties. Click here for more information.

Covid-19 Update:
IKC preserves are currently open.
If you visit a preserve, ensure that you follow CDC and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and practice Leave No Trace principles. As this situation is ever-changing, the IKC may open and close preserves as required. Following these guidelines will not guarantee infection prevention.
If you choose to visit an IKC preserve, keep in the mind the following:

  • If you are sick, stay home. Guests should self pre-screen and if you are within a high-risk population, please consider staying home for your own safety.
  • Please follow all current CDC guidelines as they pertain to unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals.

Join the IKC: We can now accept your membership application and dues payment online! Click the Join Us! menu item above for more.

INDIANA DNR has 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.


IKC membership brochure (923k PDF file)
Back issues of the IKC Update online
Our sinkhole management flyer (321k PDF file)
Indiana Bats, Kids and Caves -- Oh My!, an activity book for teachers
Purchase IKC promo items. Proceeds go to the land acquisition fund.