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Fall Creek Falls, Spencer

#12 of 137 in Nature in Tennessee
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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 Spencer attractions using our Spencer route planning website.
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  • My husband and I visited Fall Creek Falls on a recent hiking trip to Tennessee. The falls were absolutely beautiful from the multiple viewpoints and the base. The hike down was a bit challenging...  more »
  • Lovely park. Lots of great hiking. Getting to the base of the Falls Creek falls was a bit tough, but not horrible. Awesome time at the bottom in the water.  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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