Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park

#13 of 138 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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  • The waterfalls are awe inspiring. They look like something you’d see in the Amazon. The hikes are moderately difficult. I’m not in great shape but I was able to run the paw paw trail and live to tell....  more »
  • Lots of stuff to do, beautiful natural views. Fishing from cabins, kayaking , paddle boards and boats  more »
  • We didn’t see much of water there, may be bad day. State park looks good though.
  • Awesome beautiful place to visit. Great for kids a lot of stuff to do and see.

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