Raccoon Mountain Dam, Chattanooga

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  • We have been visiting Chattanooga for years & this was our first time to discover this hidden gem! The views were spectacular & there are hiking options for every level from beginners to novice. There...  more »
  • Raccoon Mountain is a man-made lake, where water is pumped up by TVA in the daytime, and released though turbines deep within the mountain at night. This provides electricity for the nearby Chattanoog...  more »
  • We were driving around and found this by accident. Was very interesting. The attendant was very knowledgable and explained the history to us. She was very nice. wish I would have gotten her name.  more »
  • This felt like the most natural cave experience in the area. Cave life was vibrant. The tour guide pointed out several salamanders that were on the walls and was careful so they weren't stepped on while walking the path. We did see a couple of small bat's hugging the cave ceiling and sleeping as well.
  • Such a cool experience! Prepare to get muddy if you're doing the full cave tour and not just the walking one. Highly recommend the full cave tour for adventurous souls as there is a large amount of crawling and narrow squeeses! Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back!
  • Great little campground. They could do better with the tidyness of the camp. Lots of small litter around. Otherwise great service & nice people.
  • Went for cave crawl experience with a friend. We did the waterfall one and I highly recommend it. It was our first time ever doing something like that and the guides were so friendly and fun they made the whole experience five star for us. It does require some level of fitness (not much but you definitely have to be up for 3 hrs of crawling, crouching, and squeezing through small spaces)
  • Very interesting tour and place. We had an excellent guide, Scarlet. Great job. Interesting cave.
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