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What Is The Most Hazardous Tennessee Cave System?

By admin | June 27, 2013
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Tennessee caves are an underworld filled with glow worms, stalactites, stalagmites and blind salamanders. No person knows for sure how many caves are under the state’s surface. Cavers estimate that there are nearly 9,000 caves in Tennessee. Risks are present when exploring these caves. These risks include getting lost, rocks falling down, blocked passages and hypothermia. It’s always wise to use the buddy system when exploring caves.

In general, Tennessee has an unusual geology that causes subsistence. This can create cave-ins and sinkholes, especially after a heavy rain. Visitors to caves should always tell a person where they are going.Is this new to you? Catch up here

Blue Springs cave offers unique dangers as one of Tennessee’s longest caves at 33 miles. It’s a huge cave with many miles of tunnels, waterfalls and formations. The original entrance has been sealed off, and it is on private property. A caver was recently found floating dead in a pool here.

Bunkum Cave at Cordell Hull State Park has the second largest cave opening in the state. It measures 100-feet in width and 30-feet in height. Visitors may not enter this cave past the entrance without a permit from the park office. Billy Hull cooked moonshine here. This is moonshiner territory, and visitors must be careful where they visit.

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