Tennessee State Parks


Tennessee State Parks Vacation Packages

Fall Waterfall Tour #1

  • Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18

Fall Waterfall Tour #2

  • Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 28

Join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath and Ranger Cara Alexander on a three day, two night exploration of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls. These vacation packages are $249 per person including all taxes and gratuities-package pricing based on double occupancy. Also included are meals, lodging and transportation to our various destinations. Focusing on the beauty and history of these majestic falls; the Fall Waterfall Tour also includes educational and interpretive programs unique to each location. Rock Island Falls, Old Stone Fort Falls, South Cumberland’s Foster 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.

Waterfall Tours #1 and #2 Agenda

Day 1:

4:00 PM - Check-in at Fall Creek Falls Inn. Please feel free to arrive at our beautiful park at any time on this day if you would like to do some of your own park exploration or to take a spin on our new ZipStream Fall Creek Falls (ZipStream cost is not included in your tour package)

Over two hours of zip-riding, heart-pounding, bridge-crossing, breath-taking, tree-climbing, unforgettable fun! Test your agility and resolve on more than 70 aerial obstacles including ladders, wobbly bridges, rope swings, cargo nets, balance beams and zip lines. Following instruction at Ground School, explore six different routes ranging from easy to extreme.

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Meet in the Fall Creek Falls restaurant for dinner

7:00 PM - Meet in the Cascade Room located right off of the Inn lobby for an informal presentation led by State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on Tennessee waterfalls, nature and wildlife.

Day 2:

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM - Meet in the Fall Creek Falls restaurant for breakfast.

8:00 AM - Meet at the Inn lobby to board our tour bus and set off for a day full of wonder and excitement  Plan for a fun filled day visiting Rock Island State Park, Old Stone Fort State Park and South Cumberland State Park. 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 Gaul's Gallery at Fall Creek Falls will be provided for lunch. We will arrive back at Fall Creek Falls around 5:00 PM.

7:00 PM - Meet at the Cascade room for a fantastic catered outdoor picnic.

Day 3:

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM - Meet in the Fall Creek Falls restaurant for breakfast.

8:00 AM - Check out

8:30 AM - 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 AM.

Fall Waterfall Tour #3

  • Monday, November 2 through Wednesday, November 4

Waterfalls and Fall Color Tour out of Fall Creek Falls including Savage Gulf State Natural Area/South Cumberland hike.

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath for this breathtaking moderate hiking tour with fall color and two night stay at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Day 1:

Familiarize yourself with pictures and stories of some of Tennessee's most spectacular waterfalls with Randy on Monday evening after dinner.

Day 2:

Tuesday features an unforgettable hike into Savage Gulf State Natural Area with three destinations. We will see eight waterfalls this day. Guests should expect approximately 4.5 miles of moderately strenuouis hiking. The walks are short but somewhat steep and very rocky. Participants should be able to hike across rough terrain to be rewarded with the beautiful waterfalls at each location.

Day 3:

On Wednesday, we will hike to the bottom of Fall Creek Falls and also visit Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

This package tour includes all meals, overnight accommodations for two evenings, all activities,tax, gratuity and transportation. Hiking boots and walking sticks or poles are recommended. A small day pack is also recommended for water and small items. Please come join us for this once in a lifetime experience!

  • Please call Connie to reserve your spot today at 800-250-8610.

State Naturalist, Randy Hedgepath has more than 26 years of experience with Tennessee State Parks. Randy has served as a Ranger Naturalist at South Cumberland and Radnor Lake State Parks. He was appointed State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks in 2007. A graduate of UT-Martin and former National Park Service Interpretive Specialist, Randy is one of the most sought after interpretive specialists in the southeastern United States.