FALL CREEK FALLS STATE PARK
Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular recreation areas in America. Its waterfalls, cascades, sparkling streams, gorges, timberland and an unmatched variety of recreation facilities and activities have made it one of the most popular parks in the Southeast. Fall Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, plunging 256 feet into a shaded pool at the base of its gorge. The park's other falls, (Piney, Cane Creek and Cane Creek Cascades), though smaller, are just as impressive.
The oak and hickory forest that covers most of the park gives way to tulip poplar and hemlock forest in the gorges. The plants and animals of the moist, protected gorges are not unlike the species found in southern Canada. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are abundant throughout the park, as are other plants and animals.
The park is located in Bledsoe and Van Buren counties, 11 miles east of Spencer and 18 miles west of Pikeville. It may be entered from Highway 111 or Highway 30.
Fall Creek offers 228 campsites in three campgrounds. All sites have tables, grills, and water and electrical hook-ups. Central bathhouses with showers serve the campgrounds and a dump station is provided for self contained camping rigs. Campers must register at the campground check-in station. The stay limit is two weeks and select sites can be reserved. Fall Creek has two group camps, both featuring rustic bunkhouses clustered around central dining halls, bathhouses, and recreation buildings. Both camps provide private swimming beaches, playfields, fire rings, and private staff quarters.
Backcountry camping is allowed. There are three backcountry campsites and a permit is required. Pack animals are not allowed in the park.
Campsite Regulations:Each site may contain no more than eight people. A campsite may contain only one camping unit (motor home, trailer, pop-up, pickup camper, lowed camper, etc.) This site may also contain one tent but no more than three tents. 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. The site must be occupied by non-movable property. Examples of non- movable property are an erected tent, set up camper, vehicle, motor home, or human. Examples of non-acceptable property are coolers, chairs, tablecloth, rope or string. Sites held with non-acceptable property are subject to having property picked up by a ranger and the site rented.
Youth Camp 1:
Accommodates 100 people. The camp consists of non-winterized cabins grouped in sections with four to six bunks per cabin. Bathhouses are centrally located. The kitchen and dining hall is complete with cooking utensils, walk-in cooler and freezer, commercial dishwasher, and large mixer. You must bring your own linens, toilet tissue, soap, towels, etc.
Youth Camp II:
Accommodates 144 people. Arrangement similar to Camp I. The camp consists of non-winterized cabins grouped in sections with four to six bunks per cabin. Bathhouses are centrally located. The kitchen and dining hall is complete with cooking utensils, walk-in cooler and freezer, commercial dishwasher, and large mixer. You must bring your own linens, toilet tissue, soap, towels, etc.
Group Lodge I:
Accommodates 100 people, with complete cooking facilities. The building is a dormitory type building, all under one roof, with 46 bunks upstairs for the ladies and 44 bunks downstairs for the men. There are four staff rooms with two twin beds in each room. Complete kitchen facilities with steam tables, commercial dishwasher (bring your own detergent) and utensils are included. There is a fireplace in the dining hall. Bring your own personal items.
Group Lodge II:
Group Lodge 2 consists of two buildings, each sleeping 22 people. The cabins each contain twenty-two (bunk) beds, a restroom and a kitchen in each. The kitchen contains two stoves and two refrigerators. It is complete with all cooking and eating utensils. Folding tables and chairs will also be provided.
The park features 20 two-bedroom cabins which can sleep eight and 10 three-bedroom villas which can sleep ten. All cabins are fully furnished, have central heat/air and are fully equipped for housekeeping with linens, cooking and serving utensils, telephone, vcr and color cable tv provided. Each has a fireplace with firewood provided during the months of October through May. The 10 fishermen cabins are two-story cabins located directly on Fall Creek Lake. Fisherman cabin guests enjoy outdoor cooking, sunbathing, and fishing from their private porches situated out over the lake. There are also 10 landside cabins located on a hill overlooking the lake, each complete with patio, picnic table, and grill for cooking and dining outdoors. One landside cabin is accessible to persons with a disability.
One cabin is available to guests with pets and all service animals are allowed.
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