Foushee Cave Natural Area

Foushee Cave Natural Area

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Foushee Cave Natural Area Info

 County: Independence
 Division: Ozark Mountains
 Acres: 3132
 Year Added: 2011


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Foushee Cave Natural area, located where the Boston Mountains meet the Springfield Plateau of the Ozarks in Independence County, includes one of the most biologically significant caves in Arkansas. Its rich biodiversity, including 10 significant cave species, make protecting this site a high priority. The northern long-eared bat (threatened), the gray bat (endangered) and the Indiana bat (endangered) are known from the site, and the Foushee Cave snail occurs only in this cave system. The natural area contains a diversity of geology and landforms that support pine, pine-hardwood, and hardwood forests and woodlands along the full gradient of slopes and aspects. Deep forested ravines along perennial streams provide excellent foraging habitat for endangered bats.


From the community of Locust Grove, travel southwest on State Highway 14/25 for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 14 and travel 2.8 miles. The natural area is on the south side of the road. (Directions via Google)


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Foushee Cave Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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