Visit Tennessee’s highest rated cave where you get to explore the beautiful formation of nature. You can either take the 45 minutes guided tour named Crystal Palace walking tour where you can see formations like stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, rimstone pools, flowstone, draperies, natural bridges, columns and some unique formation of nature. Otherwise if you wish to explore deeper into the mountain, spelunking expedition is there. The Waterfall Dome expedition will let you see the tallest underground, natural flowing waterfall of the region. For campers, campground is there where they can relax by a camp fire and enjoy the stunning view of the entire Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain.
Raccoon Mountain Caverns Travel Tips
- You can buy discounted tickets via online.
- You can have lunch and dinner at the Tramway Café.
- Registered campers have their meal delivered to their cabin or camp site at no extra charge .
Entrance Ticket Details For Raccoon Mountain Caverns
- Adults (age 13+) - $14.95 (with tax), $12 (without tax)
- Children (ages 5-12) - $6.95 (with tax), $6 (without tax)
Raccoon Mountain Caverns Hours
- The last tour will go in one hour before the closing.
How to Reach Raccoon Mountain Caverns
- By car – take I-24 westbound (if you are coming from downtown Chattanooga) towards Nashville – exit #174
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21.83% of people who visit Chattanooga include Raccoon Mountain Caverns in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
63.33% of people start their Raccoon Mountain Caverns visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Raccoon Mountain Caverns
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Raccoon Mountain Caverns Reviews & Ratings
We did the Fossil Crawl Wild Cave Expedition and had an absolute blast. This is definitely one of the most fun things you can do while in Chattanooga. Check out the Wild Cave tours if you’re decently fit and not afraid of heights or tight spaces. If you are then still go do the normal walking tour as it is a beautiful cave to see.
Our tour guide initially said it was supposed to be a 15 minute tour. This easily turned into a 45 minute tour with her. She asked if we were fine with everything, so it wasn’t a bad thing for us to spend more time here! She was super knowledgeable about all the rock formations and caverns. She answered our questions with ease. It was very educational and very cool!
We had a wonderful stay at Raccoon Mountain. The campground is well-equipped, and very family oriented. We had a late check-in, with no problems whatsoever. A young man met us outside the office and drove us to our site on a golf cart. He offered twice to help with anything. We had two additional vehicles, and parking wasn't a problem at all. The pool is nice, and the bath facilities are fine. The only complaint I could come up with was the laundry area. There aren't any machines to dispense detergent or other supplies. As of course, this was the one thing I forgot. Obviously, this is minor, but a suggestion for the future. I would definitely recommend Raccoon Mountain!!
We had a blast here! The staff is accommodating and friendly and there is a playground, pool, hiking trail, fields to play in, and of course the caverns. Then you have the fact that it is 15 minutes from downtown, 5 minutes from the river and boat ramp, and the possibilities are endless. We tent camped and the sites are not remote or super private, but are very nice and pleasant and there is a place to hang your hammocks on every site. It is a great family campground and base of operations for local fun.
It was great! Only complaint is the bathrooms could be cleaner. Hair in drains the whole 3 nights we were there and spider Webb’s in stall was not great for myself and our daughter. However, they did have A.C. and heat when it was cold in the bathrooms. They are very nice there so I probably could have told then but also feel it should have been checked. We stayed at three places and this was the BEST, great cavern tours, fun gem panning and great fire wood pits. Loved the staff and gift shop. I ALSO recommend driving past the Csmpground about 1 mile is a small entrance to Raccoon mountain lookout Laurel point AMAZING breath taking views! 6 mike up the mountain TOTALLY worth it!