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About the Park
Up until the late 1920s, local farmers would come by the exposed limestone rocks at the base of the portion of Raccoon Mountain known as Mount Aetna. There they would sit and relax on hot afternoons as they enjoyed the cool air which would blow out of the cracks in the limestone rocks. Finally, in late 1929, they invited Leo Lambert, a famed local caver who discovered Ruby Falls the year before, to explore the area for a cave. After crawling through a small opening in a horizontal crack, Mr. Lambert found a pristine cave that appealed to his love of caves. He decided to open it as a tourist attraction and spent the next several years working on trails around the Crystal Palace Room. He named this beautiful cave “Tennessee Caverns” and opened it to the public on June 28, 1931. The original tour, now known as the Lambert Tour, circled the Crystal Palace Room, which was believed to be the largest room in the cave. Some twenty years after its opening, the Smith Brothers were managing ... view more
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Campground While on grounds, guests must adhere to the following policies at all times: Check-in for tent and RV sites begins at 12 PM EST. No outside firewood is allowed to be burned in the campground. Firewood is available for sale in the camp store at $5/bundle and be delivered to your site. The cutting of any wood on property theft of purchased wood from other sites is strictly prohibited. All campground facilities are to be used at your own risk. Raccoon Mountain is not liable for any injury or damages resulting from uncontrollable circumstances during your stay. The speed limit on all campground roadways is 10 mph. Alcoholic beverages are permitted at your site only. Tennessee law prohibits open alcohol anywhere outside of your rented area, including any public areas such as the pavilion, clubhouse, and gift shops. All fires must be contained inside the provided fire ring. There is to be no burning of trash or other debris. Smoking is not permitted in an ... view more
-Spot2Nite booking fees are non-refundable. There are no cancellations refunds. If you fail to arrive for your tour, we incur all the same expenses and may have turned others away; therefore, guests who fail to show for a tour, fail to arrive at the scheduled time, or back out of a tour not be refunded the tour price. With at least 48 hours' notice, guests be given the opportunity to reschedule their tour.