Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park

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#14 of 104 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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  • This waterfall is spectacular. You can drive within a short walk of the overlook, with another viewpoint a little further down the path. It’s a 0.4 mile walk to the base of the falls. It is rocky and ...  more »
  • We camped nearby at a campground off the park and heard about the park nearby. We checked it out on our last day of the trip and regret that we didn’t know about it sooner. Beautiful place and fun to ...  more »
  • We came for a pre-Thanksgiving camping trip. I was astonished by what this park can offer. The RV site was wonder and probably the cleanest restroom facility we have experienced. Great activities offe...  more »
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  • Great park and hiking. Beautiful and clean. This was our first Tennessee State Park that we ever went too and it holds a special place in our heart.
  • Gorgeous park! Huge forest laden with waterfalls and boulders, cliffs and gorges. You'll want a couple of days to see everything if you like to hike. The hike down to the base of the falls is worth it

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