Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park

#14 of 148 in Nature in Tennessee
To see the highest free-falling waterfall east of the Mississippi, hike the trails of Fall Creek Falls. Nestled in an area renowned for its geological formations and scenic overlooks, this state park spans over 8,000 hectares (20,000 acres). The park's namesake waterfall plunges from a height of 78 m (256 ft), creating a large pool of crystalline water surrounded by steep rocks covered in dense vegetation. The park also contains several caves, including one with the second-largest cavern chamber in the U.S. Open year-round, the site houses a restaurant, inn, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, and three large campgrounds. Print or download a map of the park's trails and facilities before you visit. Plan to visit Fall Creek Falls and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fall Creek Falls State Park attractions using our Fall Creek Falls State Park route planning website .
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  • nice campground , helpful staff , make a resavation it fills quick in summer time , love this place will go back again  more »
  • We hiked from the overlook to the base of the falls. It is strenuous, but worth it, if you are able. I recommend hiking poles if you have them for some of the terrain involves a lot of knee bending. A...  more »
  • Love this place and will be back again ASAP. We went down the cable trail to the bottom of the falls. A difficult hike but absolutely worth the effort! It is unreal down there it is so beautiful. After the falls we headed up to buzzards roost to see the sweeping Mountain View’s and again, we weren’t disappointed. Definitely want to come back and make it an entire camping trip!
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