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Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park

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Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular recreation areas in America. Its waterfalls, cascades, sparkling streams, gorges, timberland and an unmatched variety of recreation facilities and activities have made it one of the most popular parks in the Southeast. Fall Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, plunging 256 feet into a shaded pool at the base of its gorge. The park's other falls, (Piney, Cane Creek and Cane Creek Cascades), though smaller, are just as impressive. The oak and hickory forest that covers most of the park gives way to tulip poplar and hemlock forest in the gorges. The plants and animals of the moist, protected gorges are not unlike the species found in southern Canada. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are abundant throughout the park, as are other plants and animals.

The park is located in Bledsoe and Van Buren counties, 18 miles west of Pikeville. It may be entered from Highway 111 or Highway 30.

The park features 20 two-bedroom cabins which can sleep eight and 10 three-bedroom villas which can sleep ten. All cabins are fully furnished, have central heat/air and are fully equipped for housekeeping with linens, cooking and serving utensils, telephone, vcr and color cable tv provided. Each has either a woodburning fireplace (with firewood provided during the months of October through May) or gas logs. The 10 fishermen cabins are two-story cabins located directly on Fall Creek Lake. Fisherman cabin guests enjoy outdoor cooking, sunbathing, and fishing from their private porches situated out over the lake. There are also 10 landside cabins located on a hill overlooking the lake, each complete with patio, picnic table, and grill for cooking and dining outdoors. One landside cabin is accessible to persons with a disability.

No privately owned boats are allowed on the lake. Pedal boats, canoes and aluminum fishing boats may be rented through the park office. Trolling motors are no longer available for rent. Please bring your own trolling motor and battery. Pontoon boat rides may be arranged through the programming staff at the Naure Center by calling 423-1421-5708.

Fall Creek Falls Inn and Restaurant are both situated on scenic Fall Creek Lake. The inn is popular for its comfortable family vacation and conference accommodations with Southern hospitality. There are 144 rooms featuring both single and double accommodations as well as a large suite with kitchenette. All rooms are carpeted; most open onto a private patio or balcony overlooking the lake, and each has a phone and color cable TV.

The inn also features an outside swimming pool, game room and fitness room.

Fall Creek has 12 picnic areas scattered throughout the park with individual picnic tables. Grills are provided and water spigots are located nearby.

The restaurant at Fall Creek Falls serves Southern-style cuisine at affordable prices. The recently renovated dining area seats 220 and has two meeting rooms for private banquets. Also available is our conference center which has space for banquets and meetings up to 350 people.

In the Village area, the park has an olympic-sized swimming pool, a wading pool for children and ample sun-bathing space. Modern bathhouses and a snack bar serve the pool users. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours.

There is a heated swimming pool located at the inn for inn and cabin guests only. There are no lifeguards or snack bar facilities at the inn swimming pool.

Swimming is not allowed in the lake.

Directions: From Nashville take I-40 East to Cookeville (82 miles). Turn right onto 111 South (exit 2142). Park entrance is on the left on Highway 284 (45 miles).

From Knoxville, take I-40 West to Crossville, Peavine Road, exit #322. Take a left off the exit, onto Hwy 101 South. At the 4-way stop, go straight on Hwy 392, through the first traffic light (at Hwy 127). Continue straight to the 2nd traffic light (Lantana Road, Hwy 101). Take a left turn onto Hwy 101 South, and travel approx. 30 minutes to a dead-end. Turn left (still on Hwy 101 South) and go approx. 4 miles to Hwy 30. Turn right on Hwy 30 West. Park entrance is approx. 5 miles on the left (at Hwy 284).

From Atlanta, take I-75 North to Chattanooga, take I-24 toward Nashville, take Hwy 27 North toward Dayton and follow Highway 111 North to the park entrance on the right.


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