Fall Creek Falls State Park


Public Notice as of Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017: The Nature Center and surrounding grounds are closed for renovations. We anticipate reopening in May 2018. Visitors still have access to the suspension bridge behind the facility and still have the option of hiking to Fall Creek Falls from the area. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Rates: $13.75 — $31.25 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Fall Creek Falls Camping

The park has 222 campsites in five different areas. All sites have tables, grills, water, and electricity and are served by six bathhouses. 92 sites have sewer connections. Some sites will accommodate an RV up to 45 feet in length. Ice and firewood may be purchased year-round. In addition to the 222 campsites there are 16 primitive sites, 9 are walk in the other 7 are park on. Most campgrounds are accessible by persons with a disability.

Campsite Regulations

Each site may contain no more than eight people. A campsite may contain only one camping unit (motor home, trailer, pop-up, pickup camper, lowed camper, etc.) This site may also contain one tent but no more than three tents. All parked vehicles must not infringe on a neighboring campsite or block the road in any way. All sites must be paid for and the site marker posted. 

Back Country Camping at Fall Creek Falls

There are three back-country sites on the overnight backpacking trails. For more informaton about these sites, please call the Nature Center at 423-881-5708.

Backcountry Camping at Virgin Falls State Natural Area

Virgin Falls State Natural Area is located 45 minutes away from the Fall Creek Falls campground.

Now accepting on-line reservations. The distance to Virgin Falls is four miles one way. Please allow plenty of time to get to your campsite in the daylight. This is a strenuous hike. Campsites are primitive with no vehicular access or water or electric. Water is available from the Caney Fork River, except in drought times, but must be treated. There is no camping allowed above Virgin Falls. Please be sure to respect the resources, and to take out all waste brought in. If camping, please leave your campsite in as good as, or better shape than you found it. For more information please visit the Virgin Falls website.

Link to Virgin Falls State Natural Area

Firewood Policy

Tennessee State Parks asks that ALL campfires be made with heat-treated wood or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Please refrain from bringing untreated wood into the park.

Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated wood is clearly marked with a state/federal seal.

To learn more about invasive pests, visit www.protecttnforests.org.
To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.
To find wood vendors visit www.firewoodscout.org/s/Tennessee.

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