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: August 20th 2017
Please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for information about scheduled activities
Memorial Day through Labor Day - Summer Season at Fall Creek Falls
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.
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.
Solar Eclipse Anticipation
Hikes, Pontoon boat tours, Nature Night Ramble, crafts, games and more.
Due to the Solar Eclipse, no activities are scheduled for Monday, August 21st. Rangers will be busy assisting visitors throughout the park.
Fall Creek Falls is in the path of Totality during this Great American Eclipse so you will get to experience 2 minutes and 24 seconds of darkness around 1:30pm. To see how the Solar Eclipse will look from anywhere in the U.S., visit the Time website here and enter a zip code. For Fall Creek Falls, enter 38585.
For more information, contact the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 or click here to download the schedule of events.
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!
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 2016 Astronomy Weekends
- 2015 Astronomy Weekends
- 2015 Band Schedule
- 2016 Mountaineer Folk Festival
- 2015 Mountaineer Folk Festival
- 2014 Mountaineer Folk Festival
- 2015 Waterfalls Weekend