Bring your headlamps. Beneath Tennessee's rich soil awaits a subterranean wonderland, calling to the spelunker or the explorer in you.
Tennessee's numerous waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks and thousands of plant species are but a prelude to the natural wonders that lie below its surface. With more than 8,600 caves,Tennessee is a spelunker's Shangri-la.
Venture down below and discover a subterranean wonderland. Visit Appalachian Caverns and listen as a guide explains what makes these caves unique, or spend an afternoon at the Lost Sea, floating on the nation's largest underground lake. Experienced cavers will revel in the numerous private caves sprinkled throughout the state, all offering a remarkable underground discovery. Don't forget to take in one of the beautiful grottos that call Tennessee home--Buck's Gardens and Grotto is a must-see.
Bell Witch Cave & Canoe Rental
Associated with the true story of the Bell Witch and considered to be one of the most haunted places in America. This property and the cave were once owned by John Bell. ...more
The Chattanooga Grotto is a formally chartered internal organization and chapter of the National Speleological Society (NSS) and a member of the Southeastern Regional Association (SERA). Most Chattanooga Grotto members are active TAG cavers. ...more
A wonderful river to fly fish, bring a stealthy approach, delicate presentation and small flies to the Clinch River, one of America’s premier trout streams. The Clinch tailwaters flow 13 miles from Norris Dam, at River Mile 80, to Highway 61 Bridge in Clinton, Tennessee, at River Mile 67 and can be accessed at several locations. ...more
Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Colditz Cove is one of Tennessee's newest natural areas. It is characterized by high bluffs, rugged gorges, lush rhododendron, large trees and a beautiful waterfall. ...more
Welcome to Tennessee's largest show cave. Conveniently located between Nashville, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg, Cumberland Caverns offers a great day of fun and exciting no matter what your age. ...more
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett's Birthplace State Park was established in 1973 and has been preserved as a historic site on land acquired from the Davy Crockett Birthplace Association. The park consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County. ...more