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Fall Creek Falls State Park

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

Fall Creek Falls is the most visited state park in Tennessee. It’s HUGE, at almost 30,000 acres. Fall Creek Falls is 256 feet tall and claims to be one of the highest waterfalls on the eastern side of the Mississippi River, but there are three other waterfalls in the park- including Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Cane Creek Cascades. The land had been really badly eroded and in poor condition, but was purchased by the federal government in 1937. The CCC began restoring it, and the federal government transferred the property to the state government in 1944.

It has a lodge hotel with 85 rooms and a full service restaurant, 30 cabins, over 200 RV/tent campsites, 30 back country camping sites, group camp sites, 20 miles of mountain bike trails, fishing, a golf course, a canopy challenge course, a general store, a nature center, boating, tennis courts, basketball court, a vistors center, and 56 miles of hiking.

Hiking Trails include the Base of the Falls Trail (.35 mile), the Cable Trail (.10 mile), the Campground Trail (.15 miles), the Gilbert Gaul Trail (4.15 mile loop), the Link Trail (4.4 miles), the Lower Loop Trail (12 mile loop), the Millikans Overlook Trail (.45 miles), the Overlook Trail (.65 mile), the Paw Paw Trail (2.5 mile loop), the Piney Falls Path (.9 mile), the Prater Place Trail (3 miles), the Turkey Pen Ridge Trail (.5 mile), the Upper Loop Trail (13 mile loop), the Wheeler Farm Trail (1.5 mile loop), and the Woodland Trail (.75 mile).

This park is gorgeous, and will easily fill your entire day with things to do. The views are awe-inspiring, and we enjoyed this so much!

Also, fun fact, this was the filming location for Disney's live-action The Jungle Book.

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