Georgia is a southern state, with ideal climate for really great caves, warm and humid. The southeast half of the state is Atlantic Coastal Plain, which is not karstified. To the northwest is the Appalachian Piedmont Plateau with many caves in the Piedmont area. Famous is the area where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet, known to the caving community as the TAG region.
In the past several show caves have been opened in Georgia, but they are all closed today. There is a proposed development of Glory Hole Caverns in conjunction with creating a State Park to protect it.
The Dahlonega area, in the north of Georgia, was the location of the first gold rush in the United States. In 1828 the deer hunter Benjamin Parks found a rock with gold. Within one year the gold attracted 15,000 miners to the area.