Lobelia Saltpeter Cave Preserve

The Lobelia Saltpeter Cave Preserve is located in Pocahontas County, WV. Lobelica Saltpeter Cave is a small but historically significant cave containing saltpeter works. The remains of a saltpeter water collection trough and wooden hand tools are the most significant artifacts found in the cave.

There are very few speleothems of note in any of the easily accessible sections of the cave.

Preserve Information:

Closures: 09/01 – 04/30 (Bat Hibernaculum)
: 29.5 acres in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Preserve Management: Dave Cowan (lobelia@scci.org)
Access: Permit required. Visit permits.scci.org to request a permit.