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Lodge Fall Creek Falls

Lodge Fall Creek Falls

Under Construction Spencer, TN

Lodge Fall Creek Falls

Under Construction Spencer, TN

Things to do

The Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park is more than a hotel. It is a gateway to one of the most spectacular outdoor destinations in Tennessee. Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The park encompasses more than 29,800 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Other waterfalls within the park include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Cane Creek Cascades.

Located an hour from Chattanooga and less than two hours from Nashville and Knoxville, this brand-new Lodge will satisfy your longing for adventure. When you step out of the lobby, you enter a world of towering waterfalls and breathtaking overlooks. Let the stress melt away as you enjoy lakeside dining and drinks at the on-site restaurant. The waterside pool, located just below the restaurant, offers a space to unwind after a day of exploration. On the opposite side of the lake, guests can rent paddleboards and kayaks at the boat dock, and enjoy the Canopy Challenge Course or the 18-hole golf course.

No trip to Fall Creek Falls is complete without waterfall chasing. Many of the best views are just a few steps away from the parking lots. The namesake waterfall is visible from the Fall Creek Falls overlook on the scenic loop. This overlook is less than three miles from the Lodge and is handicap accessible. The more adventurous hikers can descend a strenuous trail to the base and behold the splendor of the towering waterfall. The scenic loop is also home to several other overlooks and waterfall views. Millikan’s Overlook is a popular overlook and is home to the park’s colorblind viewfinder. Take a look at the park map to find these destinations.

The Nature Center is another popular waterfall hub. Guests can easily access views of Cane Creek Cascades and Cane Creek Falls from the parking lot. Adventurous visitors can head across the suspension bridge to enjoy views from the opposite side of the gorge. A cable trail provides a strenuous route to the base of Cane Creek Falls. Take a look at the park map to find these destinations.

activities

Fall Creek Falls - Biking Biking
Biking

Fall Creek Falls has three mountain bike trails covering 24 miles. The park offers bike rentals at the Canopy Challenge Course near the pool and Park Office.

Fall Creek Falls - Birding Birding
Birding

Fall Creek Falls is filled with deep gorges, dense and diverse woods, and bluff-top vistas, attracting awide array of bird life year-round. One hundred and forty species of birds have been observed throughout the year.

Fall Creek Falls - Boating Boating
Boating

Aluminum jon boats may be rented year-round. Please bring your own trolling motor and battery. No privately owned, motorized boats or gasoline motors are allowed on the lake. Visitors may bring their own canoes and kayaks year-round. Paddleboats, kayaks and canoes are available for rent, April through October. Click More Info for complete details.

Fall Creek Falls - Challenge Course Canopy Challenge Course
Canopy Challenge Course

Join us in the trees for 2.5 hours of zip-riding, heart-pounding, bridge-crossing, breath-taking, tree-climbing, eco-friendly, unforgettable fun! Test your agility and resolve on 70+ aerial obstacles including ladders, wobbly bridges, rope swings, cargo nets, balance beams and zip lines. Following thorough instruction at Ground School, you will be let loose to explore six different 8-to-13-element routes ranging from serene to extreme.

Fall Creek Falls - Fishing Fishing
Fishing

Fall Creek Lake (345 acre) provides catches of Largemouth Bass and is home to state record catches for Channel Catfish and Bluegill. Fishing is best in the spring and fall and is good from either a boat or the bank. Anglers enjoy bank and wade fishing in creeks throughout the park.

Fall Creek Falls - For Educators For Educators
For Educators

Tennessee State Parks offers engaging, relevant, and interactive educational experiences. Discover more about learning with a Ranger -- in a park or in your classroom!

Fall Creek Falls - Golf Golf
Golf

Fall Creek Falls State Park is home to one of the most challenging 18-hole layouts carved out of the densely forested woodlands of the Cumberland Plateau. 

Fall Creek Falls - Hiking Hiking
Hiking

There are over 56 miles of hiking trails around the park. Hikers can opt for short or long walks around the lake and to and from the base of Fall Creek Falls. 

Fall Creek Falls - Interpretive Programs Interpretive Programs
Interpretive Programs

The Nature Center at Fall Creek Falls offers hands-on environmental education through a variety of naturalist led programs.

Fall Creek Falls - Rock Climbing Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing

Rock climbing at Fall Creek Falls State Park is by registration only. Registration is free and available at Park Headquarters in the Taft Village Area and online.

Fall Creek Falls - Swimming Swimming
Swimming

The pool is closed for the 2021 summer season in the interest of public health and staff safety.

The park remains open and is still a great place for you to enjoy water-based recreation this summer. Find other activities at the park here.

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