All 26,000 acres of Fall Creek Falls State Park contain some of Tennessee’s most rugged beauty. Sharing its moniker with the waterfall of the same name, numerous other falls can also be found cascading through the park including Cane Creek, Piney, and Virgin Falls. Hike through the Cumberland Plateau and enjoy exploring 56 miles of trails in the park, countless natural caves, and even an 18-hole golf course!
Looking to rough it? You’re in luck. A strenuous four mile hike brings you to Virgin Falls, featuring 9 primitive campsites below the falls for the more adventurous camper.
For those seeking a less demanding camping experience, look no further. With over 220 campsites, camping at Fall Creek Falls State Park is a breeze and provides every luxury you could ask for. All sites come equipped with grills, water, tables, fire rings, and access to numerous bathhouses. Almost half of the sites have sewer connection and some will accommodate RVs up to 65 feet in length. Satisfy your every need at Fall Creek Falls!
We don’t need much space, we have a tiny tent and don’t have any other gear, and it was still tight. We drove 2 hours from Knoxville for this. Total waste of gas. The camp slots on area -C are so close to one another that most people couldn’t use their fire pits for fear of burning their own tent, or their neighbor’s. Every time a camper came in, people panicked fearing their cars were going to get hit because the road and is so unbelievably narrow and inches close to tents and parking spaces. The space issue also means this is an extremely loud place. If you’re looking for a small spot to pitch your tent and spend some time in silence, keep going. This is not the place.
We stopped over for a night on the way to Gatlinburg. Very nice park located about 30 miles from any larger town. There were 6 couples traveling together and we stayed in site A18. The sites are small, unlevel and really hard to get in to. Every one of us had a pretty rough time getting into the site and one of our group had to change sites twice. Water, sewer and electricity on our site but our back door was 4.5 feet off the ground and required 3 blocks on the side! Good thing it was just a stop over!
Fall Creek Falls is a beautiful park. The campsite was nice and spacious, and the kids loved having swings right by our site. There a several nice hikes, waterfalls and swimming holes. There wasn’t much water in the falls when we were there last, but it was still beautiful. There is also a riding stable close by. The kids loved it! I got to ride Leonard the horse who looked a bit like the Wonky Donkey. 😂
This is a beautiful park! Tons of wildlife, waterfalls and swimming holes to play in, lots of great hiking. They have an amazing ropes course, that I highly recommend. We did it with my kids, 10 and 8, and had a blast. There is great dining, retail stores and the people are really nice. They have a golf course, but we did not play. An overall great time.
BUT…the only reason I’m not giving it a 5 star, is our camp site. We stayed in campground C, which is so packed together that I had to get people to move their cars just to back my popup in. It rained one day and a bunch of mud washed down into our site. We drove around campground A, B, and D and wow!! We felt gipped because they were beautiful! Spread out, playgrounds, shaded sites and open fields. If you go, don’t stay in C if at all possible.
We definitely enjoyed our visit. Sites in Campground c were very tight and in a field. Many of the tent sites were on a huge hill. We would stay in a different area if we returned. It was very busy on the trails but we were able to find some less traveled sites.
My expectations were high but they were not met. The tent sites in camp C were the worst I’ve seen in a TN state park. They are on top of each other and on a horrible incline. They are tiny and I would not recommend. The RV sites in the other camp areas seemed like better options. They had 2 trails down which had both of the bridges and we had no idea till we got there. We enjoyed finding smaller trails that we found as to the bigger over populated ones advertised.
We had a great time in section B, site 122. We have a 34 ft fifth wheel and had plenty of space. Love the onsite grill and the excellent hiking trails. The only downside is that the sites are very unlevel, even when the description says level.
Many reasons, actually. There’s tons of hiking trails, plenty of water to play on, lots of great day use areas, and a general store with everything you might need.
We stayed one as the primitive camp area. It was clean with scattered trees. Our site was pretty sloped, so when the site description says that, know there is no level ground! The park was full! The trails were nice. The scenery beautiful. The gorge swimming hole was a hit with my daughter and dog. Dogs are allowed. Bath house was clean. There is a swimming pool but we didn’t get over there.
I camped here with a friend and our dogs. The park has 5 different camping loops plus backcountry campsites. We spent one night in loop B. The campsites have a picnic bench, a firepit and a lantern pole. We also had electricity and a water spigot. We stayed in B62. It was more designed for an RV or Camper than a tent, but we found space on the side to set up our tents. The bathhouse was decent. The state park has a lot of amenities. There is a general store, just in case you forgot something. They also have a nice visitor and nature center and an outfitter store. If you are not into hiking, you can go fishing, boating, golfing or zip lining. If you are not in the mood to cook, you can visit the snack bar. They have pizza, sandwiches and burgers. But the actual restaurant and the Inn are still under construction until 2022. If you like hiking, the park offers a lot of different trails. They have shorter ones near the nature center amd longer overnight trails with campsites. Some of the trails are very strenuous like the cable trail. When we visited, the swinging bridge was closed due to construction. It is a beautiful piece of nature and we really enjoyed our stay. However it can be very crowded on the weekends and in peak season.