Safety and Emergency

Big Bat Cave Floods

Safety Warning!

Big Bat Cave is a FLOOD CAVE. This means that both entrances can and WILL flood during or AFTER a rainstorm. Due to the nature of this area, water flows downhill into this cave. It can take several HOURS or even DAYS for the water level in the cave to reach it’s maximum.
Do NOT enter the cave immediately after a rainstorm even if there is no water currently flowing into the cave!!! It has been witnessed that under clear blue skies the water level can rise several feet in the days after a rainstorm. Use extreme caution.
Do NOT enter the cave if there is an incoming storm or chance of thunderstorms. Flash flooding can occur. Water flows in the entrances and will impede any attempts to exit. Use extreme caution.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Call out instructions

Cavers: Provide your call out person this information AND share a link to this page for their reference

Provide a reasonable expectation of your estimated time out of the cave.
Which cave and your destination in the cave.(GPS Point would be useful)
The number of people and who is going with you in the cave.
What car you are driving and where you are parking.
Plans if you are going somewhere after the cave.
Call out person: If your party is not out 2 hours after the expected time out of the cave. Please contact the following people.

Breckenridge County Cave Emergencies

First call Fire Chief Patrick Lucas (270) 668-3673
Then if needed call dispatch (270) 756-6266

Lyons Cemetery
124 Butler Lane
Custer Ky 40115