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Bat Cave Preserve
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Bat Cave Preserve

Bat Cave is the largest known granite fissure cave in North America and is home to the endangered Indiana bat.  Located near Lake Lure, the cave and its surroundings are protected by The Nature Conservancy as the Bat Cave Preserve. The main chamber inside the cave is a dark cathedral more than 300 feet long and approximately 85 feet high.

The Nature Conservancy has discontinued hikes on the property due to caution about the spreading of white nose syndrome in bats.  Contact The Nature Conservancy for more information.

The Nature Conservancy
Mountains Office, NC Chapter
PO Box 17519
Asheville, NC 28816
(828) 350-1431


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