The greater Chattanooga area, including parts of Alabama and Georgia, is home to more than 7,000 caves, all within an hour's drive from downtown Chattanooga.
Cave tours are a perfect activity for hot or foul weather days, since cave temperatures stay at a constant 55 degrees. Walk through a commercial cavern or get down, muddy and cruddy on a wild cave adventure.
Caverns and caves that are served by commercial outfitters are listed below
Wild Caves are Fragile and Dangerous
The inexperienced should not enter any cave without proper equipment and guidance. Cave ecosystems are extremely fragile and beginner blunders can quickly become life threatening emergencies.
To learn more about wild cave exploration in the Chattanooga area, visit the National Speleological Society or the Southeastern Cave Conservancy.
White Nose Syndrome is Killing Southeastern Bats
White Nose Syndrome, a fungus that is killing North American bats, has arrived in TN, GA and AL. In order to protect native bat species, some caves have been closed to the public and all cavers should use proper decontamination procedures.
Learn More about White Nose Syndrome