Welcome to Fall Creek Falls State Park! These are some programs planned for your enjoyment and education.
For questions, please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708.
Note: A parent or guardian must accompany youngsters twelve years old and younger.
Matt Brown – Park Ranger II
Theresa Wheeler – Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Last Updated: Sunday, July 19th 2014
Summer Season at Fall Creek Falls
Softball, nature hikes, canoe floats, campfires, horseback riding and bluegrass music are just some of the events that mark our summer season. Interpretive and recreational events are scheduled seven days a week.
Fall Creek Falls Activities
Welcome to Fall Creek Falls State Park! Summer vacation time is here and what a great place to spend it! The park provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some hiking, picnicking, boating, swimming, and wildlife watching while taking in the beautiful scenery. We encourage you to take advantage of the programs we have arranged for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Hikes, caves, critters and more...
Please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for more details or click here to download
the schedule for this week..
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Join us for discussions regarding constellations, lunar lore, and our brightest star, the Sun. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.
Push your limits in a 1.5km swim, followed by a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. For more information on this event contact Kevin Mahan by email or call 865.988.3906. Be sure to ask what other races will be offered throughout the year!
1st Annual Fall Creek Falls Fishing Classic
Come and put your angling skills to the test! A Saturday fishing tournament on Fall Creek Lake is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Contact Ranger Robert Becker at 423.881.3297, or by email for information concerning entry fees, Inn package deals, and boat availability. Limited to 25 teams of 2 persons.
36th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival
This family-friendly event celebrates the heritage ofthe Cumberland Plateau with a
presentation of music, food and pioneer skills. The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. with the official cannon firing, followed with music and square dancing. Saturday's activities will include pioneer demonstrations, music, storytelling, crafts and food booths. Pioneer demonstrations will include a sorghum mill, blacksmithing, a Civil War encampment, broom making and chair bottoming.
Sunday will include gospel music, storytelling and pioneer skills demonstrations. The festival weekend will include over 100 craft booths with items such as woodworking, wrought iron, folk art, soaps, candles, leatherworks and basketweaving.
The Friends of Fall Creek Falls will collect donations at the gate to support future festivals. For more information about the annual festival, contact the Betty Dunn Nature Center at 423.881.5708.
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
Fall Colors Weekend
Join us on bicycle tours, guided hikes, and slideshows focusing on the autumn splendor of Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Wild Foods Day
Field trips identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just part of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.
Join us for a 13-mile trek through some of the more remote portions of the park. This hike is for both novices and experienced backpackers and includes a 2-day guided hike with an overnight camp. There is a $10 fee and pre-registration is required. Contact the Nature Center at 423.881.5708.
Christmas on the Mountain
Join us for a weekend of Yuletide fun, holiday music, handmade crafts and gifts for the little ones. Activities include making Christmas crafts, storytelling, breakfast with Santa, and a 3-day mountain craft show for everyone. This event is tentatively scheduled due to renovations being planned for the Fall Creek Falls Inn
The Friends of Fall Creek Falls is not responsible for all activities, events or schedules posted. Therefore we recommend that you contact the park, the Friends group or other available contact provided for validation of dates, locations or times of events. All information should be verified by visitors wishing to attend any of the listed events.