Burgess Falls has several adventurous hiking trail ranging from moderate to strenuous.
Fishing is good for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and bream. The most popular fishing sites are below the dam and the main waterfall along the bank and at the fishing pier. There are no public boat ramps or canoe/kayak access areas on the park.
Barn and northern rough-winged swallows sally out over the river, and green and yellow-crowned night herons may be seen during spring and summer at the river’s edge and on a lake created by an early concrete dam.