Burgess Falls State Park

Sparta, Tennessee

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About the Park

Burgess Falls State Park, located on the Falling Water River, is a day use park, noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The last of these falls is the most spectacular, plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge. The area was originally populated by Native Americans of the Cherokee, Creek and Chickasaw tribes. These tribes used the land as a hunting ground until the late 19th century when a gristmill and sawmill began operating on the river. The Falling Water River was used to generate hydroelectric power for the city of Cookeville from 1928-1944. In 1973, the territory became a designated Tennessee State Natural Area, protecting the diverse forest and aquatic habitats.

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Burgess Falls State Park

Burgess Falls Park Office

4000 Burgess Falls Drive
Sparta, TN 38583
931-432-5312

8:00 AM CT until 30 minutes before sunset when gates are closed. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT Park Office Monday-Friday Please note: Park is closed when the river is high or when there is snow on the roads and/or trails.

Window Cliffs Parking Lot

8400 Old Cane Creek Rd
Baxter, TN 38544

8:00 AM CT until one hour before sunset, year-round. Window Cliffs is a day-use area. Please note: Window Cliffs is closed when the river is high or when there is snow on the roads and/or trails.

Park GPS Coordinates

36.044, -85.595