IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO: Please note swimming or wading is not permitted downstream of the Powerhouse at any time, regardless of water releases. Check TVA’s website for water release information and dam safety data at: www.tva.gov/Environment/Lake-Levels/Great-Falls.
Please read the text below about the Caney Fork River Gorge and Safety Information prior to visiting the park.
Coronavirus Update: All public gathering spaces at state parks (such as visitor centers, shelters, playgrounds, etc.) are closed through April 14, 2020. All rentable facilities and overnight accommodations are also closed during this time. Golf courses and restaurants are open on a case-by-case basis. For more information, visit our Keeping Visitors Healthy page.
Coronavirus Update: Tennessee State Parks are transitioning to daytime schedules for all 56 state parks, opening daily from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. The new schedule will be in place through at least April 14. During this time, certain high volume parks and locations might experience capacity limits as we work to ensure proper social distancing and limit large group gatherings.
In the interest of public health, Tennessee State Parks are cancelling all park-hosted events from March 16 to April 15, 2020. Parks remain open to visitors at this time. For more information about event cancellations and our efforts to protect visitors and staff, please visit our Keeping Visitors Healthy page.