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!
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.
Campground has some great spots. A little cautious at first since this was our first trip since Corona. Loop A has new bath house. Brand new ranger station/camp store. Nice people. Overall a great place to camp.
Wonderful hiking experience for beginners, plenty of beautiful scenery. Very dark at night time, especially with little moon, the stars were jaw dropping.
One of the best hiking parks I’ve ever been to. Miles and miles of trails; short, long, loops, overnights. This place has it all. Make sure you do three things while you’re there: hike to the bottom of the big waterfall (Fall Creek Falls), swim in the cascades next to the nature center, and stand on the edge of the bluff at Buzzard’s Roost (not the scenic overlook but the actual rock jutting over the valley, accessed by a small trail near the overlook parking lot.
The park offers several campgrounds than can accommodate RV's, tent camping and primitive campsites. There are water and electrical hookups at all sites except the primitive. There are bathhouses and even cabin rentals for those who prefer that. You can purchase ice, firewood and food at the camp store on property and there is also a place to do your laundry for a small fee. Each site offers a table and grill. All are drive up except the primitive sites. This park has the highest free falling waterfall (256 feet) East of the Mississippi River! There are plenty of activities and hiking to explore just visit the parks website for more information!
Plenty of hikes that lead to wonderful waterfalls and great scenery. My favorite is the cable trail. If i recall it's not far from the campsite
There is so, so much to do at this park. Unfortunately, we only got to hike around the falls since the weather was so bad.
Tent camping review:
- Lots of flat space for your tent, a canopy and for parking
- Easy to put down stakes
- A ton of beautiful trees
- Mostly RVs - as tent campers, we were in the minority
- Bathrooms were a bit old school; I did not want to shower there
- A lot of trashcans closeby
- So many daddy longlegs
This park never disappoints!!! Very clean facilities. Breath taking views. Awesome adventure hiking trails!!! A family favorite for sure.
A group of friends met here for the Mountain Festival. In addition to an awesome time checking out food and craft venders there are some awesome trails and overlooks. There are several campgrounds to pick from. We were in D which is best for small campers and tents. Some of these sites are really close together, others have a lot of space to set up. There is a nice group camp site in the trees and some secluded sites on the back loop. The showerhouse is a little old but functional. Fall Creek Falls is going through renovations and they have some new areas already opened for your enjoyment. Zip lines, a nice swimming pool, an amphitheater, swing bridges, awesome waterfall overlooks and some strenuous climbs that are worth the journey.
Love this place. We come here every year for our family reunion. So much to do.