Welcome back! Today marks week four of our Middle Tennessee Parks blog series. If you’ve been following along so far, you’ve learned more about Cummins Falls State Park, Radnor Lake State Park and Rock Island State Park. Today we are excited to introduce you to Fall Creek Falls State Park located in the Cumberland Plateau.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s most visited and largest state park, encompassing more than 26,000 acres in the eastern top of the Cumberland Plateau. Fall Creek Falls, for which the park was named, falls at 256 feet, making it one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Other falls at the park include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.
Park visitors can partake in a variety of outdoor activities. There are trails for both long or short hikes around the lake and to the base of Fall Creek Falls. There are two long distance, overnight trails for experienced and adventurous visitors and day-use trails for recreational visitors. All in all, there are over 30 miles of trails for exploration.
If indoor activities are more your thing, the Nature CEnter at Fall Creek Falls offers hands-on environmental education through a number of programs. Additional programs include arts and crafts, movies, campfires, organized games and live musical entertainment. The park also has four playgrounds, horse stables with guided trail rides, five covered picnic pavilions and an Olympic-sized pool with a wading area which is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Fall Creek Falls Golf Course is another popular attraction. The beautiful and challenging 18-hole golf course is one of the best courses in Tennessee. The park pro shop provides golfing supplies, lessons, rental clubs and carts.
Activities offered at Fall Creek Falls:
- Horseback Riding
For more information about Fall Creek Falls State Park, visit the website here.