CAMPING IN FALL CREEK FALLS

For many people, a vacation to a state park is not complete without a good camp-out. For those visitors to Tennessee’s largest state park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, camp sites are plentiful. With over two hundred sites available, those camping with an RV or tent can be accommodated. The campground is divided into three camping areas, each boasting a bathhouse, playgrounds, picnic tables and grills, and water and electric hook-up. All sites may only contain one camping unit, be it a camper, RV, pop-up or otherwise. Up to three tents may be used on one site. There is a limit of eight people camping per site. All sites must be paid in advance at the ranger station upon entering the campground. A limit of two weeks is allowed for camping and reservations may be made in advance. Those longing for a more rustic experience can utilize the park’s three back-country campsites. All back-country campers must register and purchase a permit before camping.

Most camping expeditions include an evening spent in front of a roaring camp fire. Fall Creek Falls State Park encourages this time honored tradition and offers firewood for sale at the campground. While the collection of dead wood found around the campsite is allowed, the cutting of wood from a live tree is absolutely prohibited. Campers must also remember they are never to bring in wood from outside the park as that is how deadly pests and diseases are introduced to the park’s native trees. If camping is part of a family’s experience to Fall Creek Falls State Park, they won’t be disappointed! With all the amenities one can ask for in a campground, everyone can enjoy the beauty and majesty of one of the Southeast’s most prominent and popular vacation destinations.

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