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.

Since Lobelia Saltpeter Cave is so cold and the entrance is difficult in the winter, spectacular ice formations form in the entrance room during cold weather. There are very few speleothems of note in any of the easily accessible sections of the cave.

To request a permit to visit the cave, you’ll need to review and agree to the terms in the SCCi Cave Visitation Policy.

Preserve Information:

Acreage: 29.5 acres in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Property Manager: Lobelia Cave Management Committee (lobelia@scci.org)
Access: Permit required. Contact the property manager for information on applying for a permit.