A disease called White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is spreading through the United States, killing bat populations. This disease does not affect humans but has killed millions of bats since its discovery in New York state in 2006. Humans may transmit the fungal spores on shoes or clothing worn in caves or mines in affected areas.
Candlelight & Wild Cave Tours
Shoes, clothing, or gear worn in Jewel Cave or any other cave is not allowed on either the Wild Cave or Candlelight tours.
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Last updated: October 31, 2020