Ark: Survival Evolved Caves Locations Guide – Map Coordinates, Land, Underwater

By   /   Jun 8, 2015

There are plentiful of caves found in the world of Ark: Survival Evolved. These caves can be found both on land and underwater. You can explore these caves to find some rare loot among other goodies.

For more help on Ark: Survival Evolved, read our How to Set Up Dedicated Servers, Tweaks Guide and Crafting Guide.

Ark: Survival Evolved Caves Locations

Following is a list of all the caves that you can find both on land and underwater. You can also find attached coordinates to help you find all the caves with relative ease:

Ark Cave Coordinates

Cave Effects

  • High Temperature – small life degeneration and increased water consumption
  • Low Temperature – small life degeneration, better to bring source of fire inside
  • Small Spaces – bring food and extra armor, not recommended for large groups
  • Dangerous Leaps – contain dangerous leaps which can kill in an instant

Land Caves Loot

Following is a list of resources that you can find inside Land Caves:

  • Crystals – requires a Pickaxe and can be gathered from glowing crystals
  • Metal – requires a Pickaxe and can be gathered from different rocks inside the caves
  • Obsidian – requires a Pickaxe and can be gathered from dark-looking rocks
  • Keratin – can be found on large amount of insects inside the caves
  • Loot Crystals – have level requirements and contain a variety of equipment

In addition to this, there are certain artifacts which can be found in different caves:

  • Hunter – South 80.2 / 53.5
  • Pack – South 68.3 / 56.1
  • Massive South-East 70.6 / 86.1
  • Devourer – North-East 14.8 / 85.4
  • Clever – North 41.5 / 46.9
  • Skylord 19.1 / 19.0

Underwater Caves Loot

Following is a list of resources that you can find inside Underwater Caves:

  • Silica Pearls – can be gathered in high quantites inside the underwater caves
  • Oils – can be gathered from the oily rocks inside the underwater caves

Caves Found on Land

Northwest Cave
Enemies: Bats and Spiders
Cave Effects: Narrow Spaces and Dangerous Leaps
Recommended Level: Level 15 or higher

It is highly recommended to bring in a ranged weapon such as Bow and Arrows in addition to Blood Packs. In addition to this, do remember that this cave requires you to crouch in order to enter inside and also contains some dangerous leaps.

You can find this cave at the bottom of a ledge near the water. Before you decide to head inside, do note that the cave is pretty narrow for large teams and also contains some pretty dangerous to traverse areas.

Ark Cave Coordinates [1]
North-Central Cave
Enemies: Snakes, Spiders, Scorpions, and Bats
Cave Effects: Low Temperature and Narrow Spaces
Recommended Level: Level 25 or higher

It is recommended to bring some Torches, Blood Packs, and Stimberries to counter the effects of high increase in Torpidity.

Ark Cave Coordinates [2]
Northeast Cave
Enemies: Scorpions, Spiders, and Bats
Cave Effects: Low Temperature and Dangerous Leaps
Recommended Level: Level 40 or higher

It is recommended to bring in Torches, Ranged Weapons such as Bow and Arrows, and Blood Packs inside. One important thing to note here is that a small portion inside the cave requires swimming which makes it inaccessible to mounted dinosaurs.

This is one of the deadliest island to explore in the game. You’ll not only find high level monsters in the cave, but will also come across certain Loot Chest which are around Level 50+.

Ark Cave Coordinates [3]
South Central Cave
Enemies: Snakes, Spiders, and Scorpions
Cave Effects: Low Temperature
Recommended Level: Level 5 or higher

It is highly recommended to bring in a Torch, a ranged weapon such as a Bow and Arrows, and Stimberries to counter the effects of high increase in Torpidity.

This is one of the most amazing places in the game to level up. It’s located on the right-hand side when coming from the river. Moreover, do note that this place is extremely cold and you’ll require something to warm yourself!

Ark Cave Coordinates [4]
South Central Cave #2
Enemies: Bats, Snakes, Scorpions, and Spiders
Cave Effects: Low Temperature
Recommended Level: Level 30 or higher

It is highly recommended to bring in a Torch, Blood Packs, a ranged weapon, and some Stimberries to counter the effects of high increase in Torpidity. Furthermore, since this a large cave, an increased amount of supplies is highly recommended.

Ark Cave Coordinates [5]
Southeast Cave
Enemies: Bats, Spiders, and Scorpions
Cave Effects: High Temperature and Dangerous Leaps
Recommended Level: Level 30 or higher

It is highly recommended to bring in some Blood Packs, a ranged weapon such as Bow and Arrows, Water Jars, Calien Soup to resist High Temperatures, and some Stimberries to counter the effects of high increase in Torpidity.

This cave is brimming with Lava and Bats. Moreover, the temperature inside is pretty high so bring Berries and Waterskin.

Ark Cave Coordinates [6]

Underwater Caves

You can easily identify underwater caves by rising bubbles near the entrance. Moreover, these caves are extremely hard to reach and mostly contain oils and pearls.

You need to acquire a Megalodon or a Lazarus Chowder to make up for Oxygen. Mostly you should be able to reach them with about 100 maximum Oxygen.

As for the locations, I’m not going to post each location since almost all of them look almost identical!

Ark Cave Coordinates [7]
These are all the caves that we came across. If you happen to know some other, help us build this guide by sharing with us in the comments section below!

Thanks, Venexis.

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