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!
Rolling hills, lakes, rivers, lots of falls, and beautiful forests make this a classic TN landscape with lots of extras. Take the tours if you can! Lots of hiking, some areas are extremely steep but do have steps. Trails are about half a mile to 13 miles long, and you can mix and match them to get whatever length trail you want.
Yay: lots to do besides hike, swim, and kayak, including zip line/ropes course/obstacle course, scenic drive, sports courts, golf, restaurants, nature center. Campground is spacious and green with a lot of different camping areas to choose from, including cabins and backcountry (less than 5 miles from the car). If you can’t do the hikes you can still see a lot of beauty here (some vistas are wheelchair accessible).
Nay: crowded, bathrooms not super clean, bugs, extra activities are quite expensive.
Surprise: even if you’ve seen 100s of waterfalls you will love seeing the ones here. Kayak rentals on site!
Didn't stay here but the hiking was amazing. The trail down to the lake with the wire is so cool! The water is freezing but totally worth it! Great falls everywhere. Only complaint was the humidity - good god!
Long post, there's so much! Had to return to this place! We visited in spring and returned for the summer. There's tons to do from hiking, to swimming, waterfall gazing, rock climbing, ziplining, and much more. We camped here in July but also stayed at the Inn during the spring. The Inn has a buffet style restaurant, all rooms overlook the lake, and there's a game room for the kids as well as a heated pool. The campgrounds are spacious and have great clean bathrooms. The park itself has a scenic loop drive of the gorge, multiple waterfalls to visit, miles on end of hiking trails in which some cross rope bridges, awesome swimming holes, and even an olympic pool with diving boards and a snack shack for the kiddos. We could spend weeks here and never get board.
Fall Creek Falls State Park was extremely well marked all the way in.
The campgrounds are well kept and clean but it was crowded when we visited. This is the type of campground if every site is booked you can see a lot of your neighbor. That being said all the campgrounds are limited access so it will only be traffic from the campground. The showerhouse was in good working order and clean as can be expected for being at full capacity.
There are primitive sites available and remote sites for backpackers, make sure you sign in.
Lots of trails! The main one to the falls is strenuous, walking sticks help :) The trail up to the overlook is pretty awesome and varied terrain, well worth the effort.
There are stables for you horse people and trails to go with.
A Lake for water fun, kayaking, fishing , etc. and the day use area is very picturesque.
You can easily spend a considerable amount of time at Fall Creek Falls and do something different everyday.
Campground is great. Lots to see; beautiful waterfalls, miles of hiking most views are a short distance from parking. Can't wait to go back for the fall colors
This camp ground has lots of build up (zip lines, adventure outings, a golf course) which is usually a deterrent for me. But I chose a "primitive" site which ended up being very close to the trails. Very beautiful place to be, and surprisingly not busy the week before Labor Day weekend!
Wow! What a great park, so much to do, something for everyone. Which means it is very popular. I enjoyed hiking the trails and viewing the waterfalls. The campground is large with over 200 campsites. Every site had water and electric, campfire rings and picnic tables. Tents and RVs were mixed together (not ideal for me). Bathrooms were clean. Some parts of the park were a bit too developed for my taste (zip line), but if you like to hike you can get away from the crowds pretty easily.
Fall Creek Falls State Park has so much to offer while you are camping. There are so many activities during all seasons. Now we have only camped in the cooler months but if you do camp in the summer that have a huge pool to enjoy during your visit. They just completed a major remodel on the pool and it is amazing. I hope one summer we will get to enjoy it. But if you are not able to use the pool dont worry because you will have a full schedule while there. From hiking the many trails & exploring the beautiful waterfall, to visiting the nature center for a show, riding bikes on the trails, to completing the zipline coarse they have. I tell you there is so much to so it is crazy. We enjoy hiking to the waterfall every time we visit & just take in the beauty of all the nature around. If I recall correctly there are 4 different camping areas, anything from tents, to pop ups to large fifth wheels & motor homes. There is a spot for anyway you enjoy camping for your stay. The camp sites are clean and well maintained. There are plenty of restrooms around to accommodate all the campers. We have never had any issues with having to wait for the showers or restrooms. And with kids, esp. smaller ones, that is a big deal for families. What I did like at a couple of the camping areas was the wide open grass area for the kids to run & play if they get bored sitting around the camp site. They can play a game of kick ball or just go pass some ball. It is a good place for the kids to hang out while we were getting dinner ready in the evenings. We have really enjoyed every visit to Fall Creek Falls and can not wait until our next visit to the park. There is so much for us to do while there we need a vacation after visiting.. Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we have,,
As with most state parks the sites are nice (but not too private) bathrooms are clean, you can purchase firewood and there are evening programs. But this park..well they are all about family - there is now a zipline in the park and 35 miles of wonderful trails to explore. This is a busy state park though and for me one of the 3 the back-country sites might have been a better choice. Book early! Especially for fall! Be prepared for critters in camp at night by making sure all your food items are stored securely. Wishing I had not forgotten the camera for this side trip!
This park is huge! Friends and family encouraged us to visit this park numerous times and finally we found a weekend to get away. The large waterfall was impressive. There were lots of lodging choices- camping, a lodge, cabins, and backcountry camping. The nature center had really impressive programs that a family would love. This park had a lot of visitors when we were there, but due to it's size it didnt seem too busy.