The Indiana Cave Survey Database Summary
Summary compiled from ICS Database - 04-09-2011

The main mission of the Indiana Cave Survey is to maintain the database of the known caves in Indiana.  The ICS has detailed information on the vast majority of all known Indiana Caves.  The database now contains Entrance Photo's, Maps, and additional reference data on many of Indiana's caves.

The amount and quality of information in the database continues to increase due to the efforts of
ICS members and cavers who are turning in ICS Report Forms.

County Statistics

County

Caves

Entrances

Maps

Allen

1

1

 

Bartholomew

10

11

3

Brown

1

1

 

Cass

6

8

6

Clark

65

72

17

Crawford

227

246

315

Decatur

19

22

9

Delaware

2

2

1

Dubois

13

14

16

Floyd

5

6

5

Fountain

3

4

6

Grant

1

1

1

Greene

87

97

86

Harrison

636

647

689

Henry

2

2

 

Jackson

4

4

 

Jefferson

158

222

153

Jennings

201

241

158

Kosciusko

4

4

 

Lawrence

553

584

692

Madison

1

1

 

Marion

1

1

 

Martin

149

165

108

Miami

2

2

 

Monroe

381

397

495

Morgan

12

15

9

Nobel

1

1

 

Orange

420

453

413

Owen

133

144

154

Parke

2

2

2

Perry

27

27

6

Porter

1

1

 

Putnam

20

25

22

Ripley

34

39

8

Scott

1

3

 

Shelby

5

8

9

Tippecanoe

8

8

2

Vanderburgh

4

4

 

Vermillion

1

1

1

Wabash

8

8

7

Warren

5

5

3

Washington

213

239

426

Totals

3427

3738

3822

 

ICS Database Statistics
In the ICS Database, we now have:

Cave Entries:  3433

Entrance Entries:  3738

Cave Entrances with Report:  2076

Verified Cave Entrances:  1046

Caves 1000ft or longer:  286

Caves 1 mile or longer:  63

Karst Features:  309

Leads/No ICS Report:  113

Springs:  398

Mapped Caves:  1726

Maps:  2950

Maps in Progress:  47

Incomplete Maps:  50

 

In the ICS Database, we also now have the most complete
Reference E-Library available for research work.

Because caves are precious resources that need as much protection as possible, detailed data from the
database is not available to the public. The best way to find out about caves is to join a
local grotto and go caving with fellow grotto members so that you can gain their trust.

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