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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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  • We caught the Falls covered in snow and the crowd was near nonexistent! What a view from the top and an easy short walk from the parking lot 😀Hiking to the bottom is totally different, even though...  more »
  • Great park, great facilities. Everything was clean, and the trails and falls were amazing. I was very pleasantly surprised by this park and would definitely visit again.  more »
  • Had a great hike to the bottom of the waterfall. The path was well maintained and glad they had a few spots to rest on the way back up.  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.
  • It was abnormally busy the day we went, but otherwise a fantastic experience, don't forget to drop a few dollars in the donation box!
  • Love this place! Great hike and beautiful waterfall!
  • Loved it 26 years ago

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