Fall Creek Falls State Park

Camping


Campgrounds

Rates: $15 — $35 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

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 65 feet in length. Ice and firewood may be purchased year-round. Most campgrounds are accessible by persons with a disability.

The park also has 16 primitive sites, meaning they do not include water or electric hookups and are for tent camping only. Nine of the primitive sites are “walk-in” and are set back in the woods several hundred yards from the designated parking area. Reservations for walk-in sites are only available over the phone. The other seven primitive sites are “park-on” sites with parking adjacent to the actual campsite. These seven sites are located in Area C and are reservable online or over the phone. 

Prepared food is available at The Village pool snack bar and FCF Golf Course Pro Shop. Groceries are sold at the camp store in The Village. A coin laundry facility, open year-round, is located in The Village by the Main Office and General Store. Fall Creek Falls t-shirts, caps and other souvenirs are available at our two gift shops; one is located at the park office and one located at the camper check-in building.  

Campsite Regulations
  • Each site may contain no more than six people.
  • A campsite may contain only one camping unit (motor home, trailer, pop-up, pickup camper, lowed camper, tent, etc.) and 1 tent.
  • 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. 

Backcountry Camping

Rates: $8 — $12 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

There are 16 back-country campsites located in four different areas along the overnight backpacking trails. For more information about these sites, please call the Nature Center at 423-881-5298 or click into the reservation section. From there, you can read specific details about each site. Reservations may be made online.


Virgin Falls State Natural Area Backcountry Campsites

Rates: $8 — $12 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Virgin Falls State Natural Area has 14 campsites divided into four areas: Martha's Pretty Point, Cable Crossing, Caney Fork and Virgin Falls. These campsites are hike-in, with no vehicular access and no water or electrical service. Water gathered from the Caney Fork or Big Laurel Creek must be treated. Be sure to allow enough time to reach your campsite in daylight, as hiking on the trails after sunset is not allowed. Please practice Leave No Trace and leave your campsite in as good as, or better shape than you found it. Camping is not allowed above the Virgin Falls waterfall. Most sites are limited to 4 adults and 2 children.

Virgin Falls State Natural Area is located 45 minutes North of Fall Creek Falls State Park. Access and Parking for the backcountry camping trail are located at 2080 Scotts Gulf Road in Sparta, TN.

How to Reserve:

  • Click the Reserve Campsite button below.
  • Select your dates.
  • Select the Virgin Falls tab.
  • Select your campsite.

RESERVE CAMPSITE

NOTE: The backcountry campsites at Virgin Falls State Natural Area are a 45-minute drive from Fall Creek Falls State Park. Parking for the backcountry camping trail access is located at 2080 Scotts Gulf Road in Sparta, TN. Although Virgin Falls SNA is managed by Fall Creek Falls it is not physically part of the park.

For more information about the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, please visit the Virgin Falls website.

**The distance to Virgin Falls Waterfall is four miles one way. Please allow plenty of time to get to your campsite in the daylight. This is a strenuous hike.


Policies & Disclaimers

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.