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Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park

#10 of 103 in Nature in Tennessee
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. Take a look at our Fall Creek Falls State Park itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Fall Creek Falls and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This park is located cumberland mountain region of Tennessee and is the largest in the state. We camped for several days on our visit which was our first time to the park. The Good -- The natural beau...  more »
  • This has to be one of the most beautiful parks in Tennessee which has MANY great parks. The falls are absolutely beautiful with stunning scenic views. We had lunch at the restaurant at the inn and wer...  more »
  • It is easy to miss the Nature Center from the North entrance. However, this is where you definitely want to spend time on trails and at overlooks. Cane Creek Cascades is awesome-- up close and persona...  more »