Fall Creek Falls State Park
2009 Village Camp Road
Pikeville, Tennessee 37367-9803
Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s largest State Park & home to the highest plunging waterfall east of the Rockies.
March of 1935 the National Park Service (NPS) designated Fall Creek Falls a National Recreation Demonstration Area. In 1944 the NPS transferred Fall Creek Falls to the State of Tennessee. At first the park was kept in its natural rustic state. In 1968 it was developed into more of a resort facility with over 26,000 acres.
The State Park has over 1 million visitors a year. There are bluffs, waterfalls, & vistas to see. Fall Creek Falls is over 256 feet tall. Other notable waterfalls in the park are Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls & Cane Creek Cascades.
Accommodations include an Inn & Conference Center, Meeting Rooms, Cabin rentals, Condo Rentals, Restaurant, & Olympic size pool. Horse Stables that offer guided trail rides. There is an Amphitheatre & golf Course. A nature center with a lot of history. There are Group camps, Group Lodges, Picnic Pavilions & Playgrounds. There are 3 miles of paved bike trails & 15 miles of moderate to difficult mountain bike trails.
The campground area consists of 229 campsites in 5 different areas. Most sites have tables, grills, water & electric. There are 7 bath houses. 92 sites include sewer connections. There are 9 primitive walk in sites and 3 back country camping areas. Reservations can be made from May until October. There is a two night minimum stay with a reservation. Please note a lot of the sites are small and not very level. If making a reservation do inquire and make sure your rig can fit.
The lake is approximately 345 acres. There is channel catfish, brim, and largemouth bass to fish for. Boats are available for rental year round. No gasoline or private boats are permitted on the lake. Paddleboats & Canoes are available April through October.
Two things not mentioned in any brochures are the Fire Watch Tower that a person can walk up for an overlook view of the area & a newly discovered cave in the Park. So you may want to inquire about these areas if interested.