special events

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

Last Updated: March 17th 2017

Please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for information about scheduled activities

17-19 Mar March 17th - 19th
Waterfalls Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is the premier waterfall destination in Tennessee. Photography seminars, hikes, and driving tours to multiple waterfalls are offered in addition to excursions to more remote areas to see the lesser visited waterfalls of the park and surrounding area.

Check out the shcedule for a guided hike to the base of Fall Creek Falls, Waterfall Photography Seminar, Pontoon Boat Tour, Painting Waterfall Watercolors, Waterfalls Driving Tour and guided hike to the Wheeler Farm.

For more information, contact the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 or click here to download
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8-9 Apr April 8th - 9th
36th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

We will explore the wildflower rich areas of the park to see many early spring wildflowers and breathtaking views. A variety of hikes, workshops, driving tours, and slideshows will be offered.

May
Sep
May - September
Memorial Day through Labor Day - Summer Season at Fall Creek Falls

Softball, nature hikes, canoe floats, campfires and bluegrass music are just some of the events that mark our summer season. Interpretive and recreational events are scheduled 7 days a week.

26-28 May May 26th - 28th
Tennessee Spring Star Party 2017

Programs range from entry to professional level. Professional and amateur astronomers will be giving free presentations. Dark sky field viewing will be Friday and Saturday night with alternate “bad weather” programs. The only cost for the event will be lodging and food. For more information, contact Allen Ball or Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

23-24 Jun June 23rd & 24th
Astronomy Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

4 Jul July 4th
Fourth of July Celebration

Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for the traditional parade to Campground “A”. After watermelon and cake, field events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites will be held in the Campground “A” field.

21-22 Jul July 21st & 22nd
Astronomy Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

11-12 Aug August 11th & 12th
Astronomy Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

19-21 Aug August 19th - 21st
Eclipse in the Park

Spend the weekend at Fall Creek Falls State Park to experience 2 minutes and 24 seconds of the first total solar eclipse to occur in the continental U.S. since 1979. We’ll have programs and activities all weekend to celebrate this historic event!

8-10 Sep September 8th - 10th
39th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival

The Mountaineer Folk Festival’s jam-packed schedule includes handmade crafts, 2 stages of traditional mountain music, demonstrations of pioneer skills, country cooking, and much more. Don’t miss this event!

15-16 Sep September 15th & 16th
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze

View the night sky, learn about viewing equipment, and engage in discussion with individuals experienced in the field of astronomy. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society. Feel free to bring your telescope if you wish!

20-21 Oct October 20th & 21st
Fall Colors Spooktacular

Enjoy a weekend filled with fall colors, boat rides, campsite decorating competitions, hayrides, campground trick-or-treating and more! Don’t miss out on the most fun you can have in state parks this weekend!

28 Oct October 28th
Wild Foods Day

Field trips identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just a few of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.

11-12 Nov November 11th & 12th
Backpacking Trip

Embark on a 13-mile trek through some of the more remote portions of Fall Creek Falls State 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.

1-2 Dec December 1st & 2nd
Christmas on the Mountain

What could be better than enjoying live music, Christmas decorations, and a handmade craft fair on the plateau? How about a visit from Santa Claus and special deals for our veterans and military! Watch our website for upcoming details concerning exciting changes as we honor our military during Warrior Week at Fall Creek Falls.

Sep
May
September - May
Environmental Education Program

Fall Creek Falls State Park offers an environmental education program for multiple day school field trips during the school year. Food, lodging, and programs are included in the low price. Contact Ranger Matt Brown or call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 to schedule a field trip.

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.

Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park, situated on the Western Edge of the Cumberland Plateau, contains approximately 26,000 acres of rugged beauty. Inside the park are both first class recreational facilities and pristine wilderness. Resource management staff is available year round to assist park visitors. Fifty miles of trails, including twenty-five miles of backpacking trails, and twenty miles of biking trails, lead the visitor away from the roads and into the wilderness at Fall Creek Falls. Questions relating to the programs above should be addressed to the Nature Center, Fall Creek Falls State Park, 10821 Park Road, Pikeville, TN, 37367. Phone 423.881.5708. Cabins and rooms can be reserved at Fall Creek Inn by calling 423.881.5241 or 800.250.8610.

Matt Brown – Park Ranger II