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Fall Creek Falls State Park

This scenic 16,000+ acre mountain park is the perfect place to spend a day or several days and has been voted by readers of Southern Living magazine rate it as best state park in the Southeastern United States. The 256 foot Fall Creek Falls are the highest waterfall in the eastern United States and are magnificent to watch as they tumble to the water below. Other falls include Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

While at the park you can enjoy water activities like fishing or boating in 345-acre Fall Creek Falls Lake, or go swimming Olympic-sized pool with a wading pool. There are 5 covered pavilions which can accommodate up to 75 people and 12 picnic areas with charcoal grills and water spigots, along with a restaurant and a snack bar. Whether you are looking for rest, relaxation or recreation Fall Creek Falls State Park has just what you need. There are four playgrounds, 3 miles of bicycle trails, golfing, a nature center and an amphitheatre. For the more adventurous, there are over 34 miles of hiking trails around the park including two long distance overnight trails or you can go horseback riding on the guided trail rides.

Park accommodations include 228 campsites in three different areas, two group camps that can accommodate 100 and 150 campers, two group rental lodges, rental cabins (20 two-bedroom, one-bath cabins and 10 three-bedroom, two bath villas, each furnished to sleep up to eight or ten people), and the Fall Creek Falls Inn which has a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, and game room.

Hwy. 3 Pikeville, TN

The park is open 24 hours with the road leading to the falls being locked at dark.

Top Creek Falls Pictures by R Jones