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Tennessee State Parks Vacation Packages

TN State Parks Waterfalls Tour:

Missed our Spring Waterfall Tour? Don’t fret, we have more planned!

  • Waterfall and Fall Color Tour #1  SOLD OUT
    Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19
  • Waterfall and Fall Color Tour #2
    Monday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 29
  • Waterfall and Fall Color Tour #3
    Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16

Join tour hosts Cassie Rapert and State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on a three day guided-tour of some of our most beautiful waterfalls. Focusing on the beauty and history these majestic falls, the Waterfall and Fall Color Tours also include educational seminars and interpretive programs unique to each location. Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Rock Island's falls and the six waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls will be highlighted and explored. Breathtaking beauty will amaze and mystify as you explore these jewels of Tennessee State Parks. The all-inclusive three day vacation tour includes meals, Fall Creek Falls lodging, interpretive programs, transportation to our various destinations and fall fun! The cost of the package is $249.00 per person (plus applicable taxes), all inclusive double occupancy. 

Learn more about Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Waterfall and Fall Color Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

  • 4 p.m. - Check-in at Fall Creek Falls Inn. Please feel free to arrive at our beautiful park at any time on this day  to do some of your own park exploration or take a spin on our brand new aerial adventure, ZipStream Fall Creek Falls (ZipStream cost is not included in your tour package).
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Meet in the Fall Creek Falls restaurant for dinner.
  • 7 p.m. - Meet in the Cascade Room located right off of the Inn lobby for an informal presentation led by State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on TN waterfalls, nature and wildlife.

Day 2:

  • 7-8 a.m. - Meet in the Fall Creek Falls restaurant for breakfast.
  • 8 a.m. - Meet at the Inn lobby to board our tour bus and set off for a day full of wonder and excitement visiting Burgess Falls State Park, Cummins Falls State Park and Rock Island State Park! We will also make a stop at Delmonaco Winery for a winery tour and tasting! (You will want to be sure to bring along a camera to capture the gorgeous scenery and fun memories, a rain jacket as a just in case, hiking shoes and apparel appropriate for some moderate hiking and an open mind ready to learn and absorb the beauty of Tennessee!)

A catered boxed lunch (including the famous hiker sandwich on homemade bread) prepared by Fall Creek Falls will be provided for lunch. We will arrive back at Fall Creek Falls around 5 p.m.

  • 7 p.m. - Meet at the Cascade room for a fantastic catered outdoor picnic.

Day 3:

  • 7-8 a.m. - Meet in the Fall Creek Falls restaurant for breakfast.
  • 8 a.m. - Check out.
  • 8:30 a.m.- Meet in the lobby to head out and follow Randy as he guides us on an exploration of the many wonders of Fall Creek Falls!

The tour will end by 11:00 a.m.

Booking and Reservation policy:
 

Cost of the package: $249.00 per person (plus applicable taxes) all inclusive double occupancy (Minimum 20 participants, maximum 56 participants). To make a reservation for the Tennessee State Parks Waterfalls Tour, please contact: Connie Reece or Linda Scarbrough, group reservationists Fall Creek Falls State Park, at 1-800-250-8610 during business hours Monday-Friday.

Upon reserving, we will require full payment with a credit card equaling total package cost. Should you need to cancel more than 30 days out, you will receive a full refund. Should you need to cancel 30 days or less from the starting tour date; you will receive a 50% refund.

(Fall Creek Falls State Park will confirm your reservation with you two weeks prior to vacation package dates and will reserve the right to cancel the trip at that time with a full refund based on participation.)

Tennessee Civil War Tour:

Dates of the Packages:

  • October 31-November 3  Reservation Deadline: October 15  

Join tour hosts Cassie Rapert and State Park Historian Ward Weems for a trip back in time as we delve into the battles and relics of our Nation’s Civil War history. Weaving through the details and sights of the significant Civil War battles fought throughout Western Tennessee we'll visit Fort Donelson, Parkers Crossroads Battlefield, Johnsonville State Historical Park and Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. With living history programs, guest speakers and extensive interpretive programs, the tour will appeal to the Civil War enthusiast and novice alike, making this vacation package truly unique and memorable.

This all inclusive three night package includes lodging at Paris Landing State Park, meals, traveling to the various sites and interpretive programs. Cost of the package: $349.00 per person (plus applicable taxes) double occupancy, or $475.00 single occupancy. Learn more about Paris Landing State Park.

Friday October 31

  • Check in at Paris Landing State Park
  • 6 p.m. - Welcome dinner with guest speaker (tbd) 

Saturday November 1

  • 8 a.m. - Depart Paris Landing for Fort Donelson
  • 11 a.m. - Return to Paris Landing for lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. - Depart Paris Landing for Parkers Crossroads
  • 2:15 p.m. - Arrive Parkers Crossroads
  • 4:30 p.m. - Depart Parkers Crossroads
  • 5:15 p.m. - Arrive Paris Landing State Park
  • 6 p.m. - Dinner

Sunday November 2

  • 8 a.m. - Depart Paris Landing for Johnsonville SHP
  • 9:15 a.m. - Arrive Johnsonville/Tour site/visit Federal Encampment
  • Noon - Depart Johnsonville for Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
  • 12:30 p.m. - Box Lunch at NBFSP
  • 1:30 p.m. - Tour NBFSP and visit Confederate Encampment
  • 4 p.m. - Depart NBFSP
  • 5 p.m. - Arrive Paris Landing SP
  • 6 p.m. - Dinner with special guest General U.S. Grant

Monday November 3

  • Check out and depart

BOOKING AND RESERVATION POLICY:

Cost of the package: $349.00 per person (plus applicable taxes) double occupancy or $475.00 single occupancy. Children staying with a paying adult are $63.00. Minimum 30 people, maximum 56 people. To make a reservation for the Tennessee Civil War Tour Package, please contact: Kristi McClelland, group reservationist Paris Landing State Park, at 1-800-250-8614 during business hours Monday-Friday.

Upon reserving, we will require full payment with a credit card equaling total package cost. Should you need to cancel more than 30 days out, you will receive a full refund. Should you need to cancel 30 days or less from the starting tour date; you will receive a 50% refund.

(Paris Landing State Park will confirm your reservation with you two weeks prior to vacation package dates and will reserve the right to cancel the trip at that time with a full refund based on participation.)