Public Notice May 13, 2017: The staircase at the main falls is inaccessible. The overlook is accessible, but the stairs down to the main falls will remained closed.
Burgess Falls Go Green
The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.
- Burgess Falls State Park is a natural area characterized by steep elevation changes. With a significant amount of day use on the park’s one trail, they are working to minimize erosion by installing recycled plastic steps on parts of the trail.
- They are also working to enhance and preserve their landscape in several other ways, including encouraging growth of native plants and butterfly-attracting flowers to increase habitat for wildlife.