Burgess Falls State Park

Burgess-falls summer

Public Notice as of April. 19: A.D.A. improvements to park restrooms and trails are underway and scheduled to be complete by July 18, 2018.  During these improvements the restrooms will be out of service until project completed. Portable toilets will be available for visitor use. 

Public Notice: The staircase at the main falls is inaccessible. The overlook is accessible, but the stairs down to the main falls will remained closed until further notice.

Burgess Falls Go Green

Burgess Falls State Park has completed the Gold Recognition Level of the TN State Parks Go Green With Us Initiative and Guidelines. The guidelines include multiple areas of environmental sustainability including education and outreach, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste and recycling and much more. Congrats to this park for going above and beyond to be excellent stewards of our natural resources.



The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.

  • Burgess Falls State Park is a natural area characterized by steep elevation changes. With a significant amount of day use on the park’s one trail, they are working to minimize erosion by installing recycled plastic steps on parts of the trail.
  • They are also working to enhance and preserve their landscape in several other ways, including encouraging growth of native plants and butterfly-attracting flowers to increase habitat for wildlife.