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Preserves of the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy

With the relaxing of restrictions by the State of Kentucky, the RKC Board of Directors has re-opened all the RKC Preserves for visitation, effective June 28, 2020. See the individual Preserve pages for restrictions that may apply.
The state restrictions on social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment are to be followed while at any of our preserves.

For any conservancy, it's all about the preserves we own and manage. RKC is proud to now own four preserves with over 10 separate caves on them. We also manage a fourth preserve for its owner. These are truly beautiful places and we manage them for both access and preservation. Please follow the links to not only learn about each property, but also how to enjoy them. The RKC Board also requires visitors to the properties to complete a RKC Liability Waiver and mail or email it to the appropriate Preserve Manager, before visiting the property. Click here to get the RKC Waiver.

Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve Use this link to find out more about Great Saltpetre Preserve, our Flagship Preserve, including The Great Saltpetre Cave and 400 acres of land.

Misty Cave Preserve Use this link to find out more about this preserve in Jackson County, with the wonderful Misty cave

Skylight Preserve Use this link to find out more about the Skylight Dome and Hurricane Pit entrances to Pine Hill Cave on the new Skylight Preserve.