Caving

Shades State Park

Shades State Park is that peaceful place you've been looking for. Located about 17 miles southwest of Crawfordsville, it is a favorite for hikers and canoeists. The beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek and numerous shady ravines provide the backdrop for your journey through this nature lover's paradise. Adjacent ...

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Carter Caves State Resort Park

Discovered by settlers in the 1780s, this region is distinguished by its rock cliffs, natural bridges, and more than 20 caverns that include explored and unexplored sites. Guided cave tours are offered daily throughout the year at three of these, including the Bat Cave Nature Preserve, which has a ...

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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

Overlooking a 28,000-acre lake, the lodge at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park offers an 18 hole golf course, fishing, boating, scuba diving, swimming, caving, pontoon tours, and multi-use trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. In addition, regularly scheduled recreation activities are offered from Memorial Day to ...

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South Cumberland State Park

South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee state parks. Most of the park lies on top of the Cumberland Plateau. Unlike most state parks, Couth Cumberland is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. It covers a total of 17,000 acres. The visitor center ...

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Norris Dam State Park

This 4,038-acre park located on the Norris Reservoir began in 1933 as the first Tennessee Valley Authority project. The Norris Reservoir is one of the most picturesque reservoirs in the Tennessee Valley Authority system. With seven hundred miles of shoreline, Norris Dam State Park offers premier opportunities for boating, ...

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural, and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric American Indians as far back as 10,000 years. Many people have been drawn to the cave over ...

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Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park

The Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum is a historic site located on the Highland Rim, close to the Kentucky border. The site includes a representation of Hull's log cabin birthplace and period gardens. The Cordell Hull Museum displays a variety of photographs and artifacts, as well as having an ...

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Rickwood Caverns

Experience the thrill of Rickwood's miracle mile of underground caverns! The 260 million-year-old limestone formations, blind cave fish and underground pool are just a few of the natural wonders exhibited in the colorful cavern. The park features an Olympic-size swimming pool, snack bar, picnic area, large and small picnic ...

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Cathedral Caverns

The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ...

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Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil settings in the Mid-Atlantic - with unlimited recreation and family-focused activities - Canaan Valley Resort is a four-season destination providing the perfect escape from the pressures of daily life. Fifteen miles long by three miles wide, Canaan Valley is the ...

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