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Nashville and Tennessee Central Basin Grottos
of the National Speleological Society
Significant Bat Cave List

Last Updated July 28, 2003

The following list of Restricted Access Bat Caves was prepared from the US. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gray Bat Recovery Plan (1982) and Recovery Plan for the Indiana Bat (1983), the Tennessee Cave Survey files and from Bats of the Eastern United States, by Michael J. Harvey, Arkansas Game and Fish Comm., 1992. In addition, this list was mailed to a number of respective bat specialists in each listed state for their review. Gray and Indiana bats have suffered severe declines in population since the early 1960's. Some of this decline can be related to disturbance of bat caves by humans. This list is intended to identify known bat caves in the southeast to help minimize caver impact.

The Restricted Access Bat Cave List has been complied as a conservation project by the Tennessee Central Basin Grotto and the Nashville Grotto of the National Speleological Society. The list will be updated on a yearly basis. This list is intended for distribution and reproduction is encouraged. This data is presented for informational purposes only. The accuracy of the data has not been field checked and we would appreciate input regarding the accuracy of the data.

**See theNotes Section at the bottom for a description of the Priority codes.**

ID # State/County Cave Name Priority Closure Dates Bats
  Alabama        
*ACE 3 Colbert Georgetown Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
*ACE 986 Colbert Baker Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*ACE 629 Colbert McKinney Pit Cave 3 9/1-4/1 Gray
*ACC 167 Conecuh Sanders Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
*ADK 239 Dekalb Lykes Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*ADK 958 Dekalb Portersville Bat Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*ADK 730 Dekalb Stanley Carden Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AJK 597 Jackson Fern Cave (Morgue & Little Morgue) 2 9/1-4/1 Gray
*AJK 224 Jackson Gross-Skeleton Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AJK 613 Jackson Horseskull Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AJK 942 Jackson Little Nat Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AJK 163 Jackson Wheeler Saltpeter Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AJK 430 Jackson Orcestwells Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AJK 50 Jackson Sauta Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
*ALD 1 Lauderdale Bat Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*ALD 1785 Lauderdale Davis Bat Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*ALD 100 Lauderdale Collier Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*ALD 99 Lauderdale Key Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
*ALM 179 Limestone Indian Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMD 6 Madison Hering Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMD 4 Madison Shelta Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 43 Marshall Bishop Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 165 Marshall Cathedral Caverns 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 329 Marshall Dunham Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 38 Marshall Guntersville Caverns 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 44 Marshall Hambrick Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
*AMS 36 Marshall Honeycomb Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 39 Marshall King School Cave 2,3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 319 Marshall Ledbetter Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMS 505 Marshall Old Blowing Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMG 53 Morgan Cave Spring Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
*AMG 157 Morgan Hughes Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMG 47 Morgan Talucah Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*AMG 154 Morgan Woody Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
  FLORIDA        
  Alachua Grant Cave 1 UK Gray
  Citrus Sweet Gum Cave 3 UK Gray
  Columbia River Bed Cave   All Year  
* Jackson Bush Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Jackson Fears Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Jackson Jeromes Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
* Jackson Gerrards Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
* Jackson Judges Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
* Jackson Old Indian Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
* Jackson Popes Bat Cave
(Sneads Bat Cave)
2 All Year Gray
* Jackson River Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Jackson Rowland Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
  GEORGIA        
*GKH 206 Chattooga Lowry Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*GWK 14 Walker Fricks Cave   All Year Gray
*GPO 5 Polk Deatons Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*GPO 7 Polk White River Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
  KENTUCKY        
* Adair Jones Cave 2,C All Year Gray/Ind.
* Adair Sam Thomas Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Adair Todds Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Allen Holland Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Gray
* Barren Temple Hill Saltpeter Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Breckenridge Big Bat Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Breckenridge Wind Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Caldwell Mill Bluff Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Carter Bat Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Christian Campbells Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Cliton Caney Branch Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Edmonson Andy Collins Crystal Onyx Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Edmonson Bat Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Edmonson Coach Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Edmonson Colossal Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Edmonson Dixon Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Edmonson Jesse James Cave 1.B All Year Gray/Ind.
* Edmonson Long Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Edmonson Tony B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Estill Prairie Hall Cave C 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Franklin Glass Farm Cave UK 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Garrard Isons Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Hardin Belt Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Hart Buckner Spring Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Hart Frenchman's Knob B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Hart Ryders Mill Cave 2,B All Year Gray/Ind.
* Jackson 1813 Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Jackson Bowman Saltpeter Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Jackson War Fork Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Jessamine Chrismans Cave 1,C All Year Gray/Ind.
* Jessamine Daniel Boone's Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Jessamine Hermit Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Jessamine Overstreet Cave 1 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Lee Ash Cave C 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Lee Bobo Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Lee Cave Hollow Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Lee Stillhouse Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Lee Wolf Hollow (Armine Br. ) Cave 3,C All Year Gray/Ind.
* Letcher Water Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Meade Morgans Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Nelson Burgess Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Pulaski Blowing Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Pulaski Sloans Valley Cave (Minton Hollow) 4,C All Year Gray/Ind.
* Rockcastle Climax Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Rockcastle Crooked Creek Ice Cave C 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Rockcastle Goochland (Crooked Creek) Cave C 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Rockcastle Smokehole Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Rockcastle Waterfall Cave B 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Simpson Old Smokey Cave UK 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Taylor Boones Cave 3,C All Year Gray/Ind.
* Taylor Saltpeter Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Todd Potato Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
  Trigg Big Sulfer Springs Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Trigg Cool Springs Cave C 9/1-4/1 Indiana
* Warren Son of Finey Cave UK 4/1-9/30 Gray
* Warren Unknown 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
  Tennessee        
*TBE 13 Bedford Nut Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TBE 14 Bedford Ward Cave Nr1     Indiana
*TBE 16 Bedford Yell Cave   3/1-9/30 Gray
*TBD 20 Bledsoe Melvine Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TBA 3 Blount Bull Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TBA 6 Blount Kelly Ridge Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TBA 2 Blount Whiteoak Blowhole B,2 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TCM 5 Campbell Meredith Cave 3,C All Year Gray/Ind.
*TCM 6 Campbell New Mammoth Cave B,2 All Year Indiana
*TCM 7 Campbell Norris Dam Cave 2,C All Year Gray/Ind.
*TCN 10 Cannon Espey Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TCH 4 Cheatham Neptune Saltpeter Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TCB 9 Claiborne English Cave 4   Indiana
*TCB 17 Claiborne Station Creek Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TCB 47 Claiborne Upper Coonsies Creek Cave 1 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TCY 9 Clay Markham Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TCO 2 Cooke Rattling Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TDC 1 Decatur Baugus Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TDC 2 Decatur Featherfoot Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TDC 4 Decatur Swallow Bluff Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TDK 8 Dekalb Cripps Mill Cave (Goat) 1 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TDK 12 Dekalb Gin Bluff Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TFE 116 Fentress Mountain Eye System (Cobb Creek Saltpetre) C,3 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TFE 12 Fentress Wolf River Cave B,2 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TFE 94 Fentress Xanadu Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TFE 95 Fentress Yggdrasil Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TFE 60 Fentress Zarathustras Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TFE 60 Fentress Zarathustras Cave (Dragons Breath) 4 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TFR 2 Franklin Caney Hollow Cave 2,C 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TFR 19 Franklin Pennington Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TGA 12 Grainger Coon Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TGA 4 Grainger Indian Cave 1,C 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TGN 1 Greene Arch Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TGN 3 Greene Cedar Creek Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TGD 26 Grundy Trussel Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*THN 27 Hancock Rockhouse Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*THW 9 Hawkins Horner Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*THW 12 Hawkins Pearson Cave 1,C All Year Gray/Ind.
*THI 1 Hickman Bat Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*THI 8 Hickman Only Saltpeter Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TJK 9 Jackson Duds Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TJK 12 Jackson Haile Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TKN 18 Knox Baloney Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TKN 19 Knox Blowing Hole Cave C 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TKN 9 Knox Mudflats Cave C 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TLS 5 Lewis Control Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TLS 8 Lewis Kaos Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TLI 1 Lincoln Bat Cave 2,C All Year Gray/Ind.
*TMN 26 Marion Nickajack Cave 1 All Year Gray
*TMU 1 Maury Benderman Cave 2 All Year Gray/Ind.
*TME 1 Meigs Blythe Ferry Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TME 2 Meigs Eves Cave 2,C 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TME 3 Meigs Sensabaugh Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TMY 1 Montgomery Bellamy Cave 1 All Year Gray
*TMY 9 Montgomery Blue Spring Cave UK 9/1-4/1 Indiana
*TMY 3 Montgomery Coleman Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TMY 4 Montgomery Cooper Creek Cave 4   Indiana
*TMY 7 Montgomery Killebrew Cave UK All Year UK
*TMR 6 Moore Jack Daniel Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TOV 29 Overton Robinson Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TPR 1 Perry Alexander Cave 2 All Year Gray/Ind.
*TPR 4 Perry Blowing Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TPR 7 Perry Campbell Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TPU 1 Putnam Ament Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TRH 2 Rhea Grassy Creek Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TRH 7 Rhea Starve Rock Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TRB 6 Robertson Dry Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TRU 8 Rutherford Herring Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TSQ 5 Sequatchie Wilmoth Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TSM 1 Smith Bridgewater Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TSM 4 Smith John Fisher Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TSM 9 Smith New Piper Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TSM 12 Smith Piper Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TST 1 Stewart Tobaccoport Saltpeter Cave 1,C 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TSL 6 Sullivan Morrell Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TUN 12 Union Jolley Saltpetre Pit C,3 9/1-4/1 Indiana
*TUN 19 Union Lost Creek Cave 2 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TUN 5 Union Oaks Cave 1 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TVB 418 Van Buren Jerk Well   9/1-4/1 Gray
*TWR 14 Warren Hubbards Cave 1,B 9/1-4/1 Gray/Ind.
*TWR 316 Warren Jaco Cave UK 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TWR 317 Warren Jaco Spring Cave UK 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TWY 10 Wayne Ice Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TWH 1 White Baker Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TWH 15 White Haskell Sims Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TWH 17 White Indian Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Indiana
*TWH 20 White Lost Creek Cave C,3 9/1-4/1 Indiana
*TWH 36 White Rose Cave 4 4/1-9/30 Gray/Ind.
*TWH 47 White Ward Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray
*TWL 50 Wilson Gallatin Steamplant Cave 3 4/1-9/30 Gray

NOTES

* Caves identified in US. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gray Bat Recovery Plan (1982) and Recovery Plan for the Indiana Bat (1983).

GRAY BAT CAVES

Priority Key

1. Primary hibernating caves (those occupied now or in the past by 50,0000 bats in northern Alabama and Tennessee; 25,000 elsewhere).

2. Primary maternity caves (those occupied now or in the past by 50,000 or more bats in northern Alabama and in Tennessee west of the Cumberland Plateau; 40,000 in Kentucky; and 1,000 in southern Alabama and Florida).

3. Primary bachelor caves (those used now or in the past by more than 50,000 nonreproductive female gray bats in northern Alabama and in Tennessee west of the Cumberland Plateau; and 1,000 in southern Alabama and Florida).

4. Secondary maternity caves (those presently used now in the past by more than 5,000 but fewer than 50,000 gray bats in northern Alabama; and in Tennessee, west of the Cumberland Plateau, by more than 1,000 but less than 10,000 bats; and elsewhere in Florida and southern Alabama where they number more than 500 but less than 1,000).

INDIANA BAT CAVES

Priority Key

A = Hibernacula with a recorded population of Indiana bats greater than 30,000.

B = Hibernacula with a recorded population greater than 1,000 but less than 30,000 since 1960.

C = Hibernacula that require further investigation.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can help preserve our beneficial bat resources by following these common-sense guidelines:

(1) Avoid maternity colonies and hibernating bats. Even slight disturbance are harmful to bats.

(2) Cave habitats are fragile and easily disturbed. If you must enter caves, do so only as an observer. Leave everything as you found it. And remember disturbing or harming endangered bats is a federal offense carrying serious penalties.

(3) Never shoot, poison, or otherwise harm bats. Bats are extremely beneficial insect eaters, and nuisance bats can be encouraged to move elsewhere without killing them.

BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

In light of declining bat populations worldwide, Bat Conservation International (BCI) was founded to meet the urgent and increasing need for research and preservation of these mammals, especially those that are threatened or endangered.

The goals of BCI are to prevent the extinction of bat species, to insure the survival of viable populations, and to cooperate with conservation organizations and private citizens on conservation efforts.

For more information, contact BCI, PO Box 162603, Austin, TX 78716-2603 (Harvey, 1992).

US. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The US. Fish and Wildlife Service has had Recovery Plans prepared of Indiana bats and Gray bats by a Recovery Team comprised of bat experts. Certain protective management measures have already been taken, as recommended in the Recovery Plans. These include gating or fencing important bat caves and placing of warning/interpretive signs at other caves to minimize human disturbance to bat colonies. Signs placed at selected cave entrances tell what endangered bat species inhabits the cave, the season when they are present, information concerning bats' beneficial nature, and adverse effects of disturbing bat colonies. Signs also point out that entering these caves during restricted times is a violation of the Federal Endangered Species Act, punishable by fines of up to $50,000 for each violation (Harvey, 1992).

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