Worley’s Cave

Caving Tours & Overnight Adventures

USA Raft is the leading caving and splunking adventure company for Worley’s Cave. Most of our guides are geology students or graduates with a true passion for caving. USA Raft will provide you with all the necessary gear for your caving experience: helmet, headlamp and gloves.

A unique “inside” outdoor activity, caving can be the perfect adventure for anytime! Temperatures within Worley’s Cave remain constant at about 55 degrees. Explore the beauty of natural cave features and formations and learn a bit about the life and geology of an undeveloped limestone cave Worley’s Cave requires no prior caving experience. The trip is not completely technical, but we will wear helmets and use head-lamps – provided. There are no mandatory tight passages with prolonged crawling. We provide all of the gear and an experienced guide. Worley’s Cave is suitable for active, healthy people. There is climbing up and down. The cave is active, which means it is naturally wet inside the cave, so it can be very slick. Expect to get muddy and walk through an underground stream!

Location: Bluff City, Tennessee

Worley’s Cave: half day trip: $60 per person

  • Expect to spend up to 4 hours with us.
  • Minimum age: 7 years old
  • Experience not required.
  • All gear provided by Mountain River Guides
  • Group discounts: 9-26 people: $55 + tax: 27+ people: $50+ tax.
  • You will be required to sign a liability waiver before caving with Mountain River Guides.
  • Please call 1-800-USA-RAFT for packages and specials.

Overnight Caving Adventures: $120 per person

We provide all caving equipment, food, water and serving tools, sleeping pads and first aid supplies. Tarps provided to go under sleeping pads in order to keep gear and guests as clean as possible.

Dinner and breakfast will be provided by USA Raft.  You will bring a sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes, toiletries in your own pack and anything else you may want. The cave will be a cool damp place to sleep so please bring a good sleeping bag and warm sleepwear. Please bring at least one liter of water per person.

Please call to discuss any questions you have and the trip details.

Adventure Packages Available! Click here for more information.

“The trip was awesome! Ben was Awesome! The cave was beyond awesome! It was like being on the moon or under the seas. It is truly a different world! Thanks so much! “

Meeting Spot: Bluff City, Tennessee

  • 1.25 hrs from Asheville, NC
  • 25 min. from Johnson City, TN
  • 1 hour from Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk area
  • 40 min from Nolichucky River Outpost: Erwin, TN

Click here for directions to Worley’s Cave.

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