Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
Yes
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In the last 200 years, Lost River Cave has been used as a site for mills, a camp for Civil War soldiers, and a nightclub. Its history goes back many years before that—thousands in fact. Prehistoric nomadic Native American tribes used the cave for shelter and water as they hunted this valley.

The cave is in fact 7 miles in length, and a river begins just outside its entrance from an underground spring and runs through most of the cave. Boat tours through the cave are very popular. There are also special excursions, such as kayaking in the cave.

Plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour walking to the cave and boating through it. There are also a couple of miles of hiking trails in this valley along with several ziplines. All tour tickets can be purchased online Lost River Cave.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Fall
Spring

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Pros

Caving. Boat ride. Zip lines. Hiking. Well-maintained trails. History.

Cons

Crowds. Mosquitos in warm weather.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Guided tours
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Covered picnic areas
Amphitheater
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Historically significant
Cave
Waterfalls
Wildflowers
Native artifacts
Bird watching
Playground

Location

Field Guide

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