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Bat Watch Rules & Guidelines


Bat Watches are conducted the 4 weekends following the 4th of July. 

Rules & Guidelines

Safety of visitors and protection of the bats are of the utmost importance. State laws protect the bats, the cave and its environs

  • Adults must accompany children and make sure they follow the rules.
  • If you see something interesting, point it out to a guide, do not pick it up.
  • Dress for the outdoors (sturdy shoes - no sandals) and for the heat. Consider wearing long pants to protect your legs from brush and snakes.
  • Visitors must remain inside the mowed viewing area boundaries.
  • The area is closed to the public except during official events. Visitors at any other time are trespassing.
  • NO SMOKING. The cave is located in a prairie.

  • BRING:

    • Collapsible lawn chairs
    • Insect repellent
    • Binoculars
    • Camera


    • Glass containers
    • Water bottles 
    • Non-registered people
    • Pets


    • Water and special cup
    • First aid kits
    • Trained personnel
    • Transportation to bat-viewing site
    • Nature’s spectacle of 1,000,000+ flying bats!