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Fall-Creek-Falls is a state park located on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Bledsoe and Van Buren Counties, about 18 miles west of the town of Pikeville. The park can be reached via Highways 11 and 30. The Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is one of the most spectacular in the state of Tennessee, and was voted "one of the five best parks in the southeastern U.S." by Southern Living Magazine. It's made up of cascading waterfalls, sparkling streams, gorges, thick forest and wildflowers. It's home to one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Fall Creek Falls, which plunges 256 feet into a cool, shaded pool at the base of its gorge. The park has three other falls; Piney, Cane Creek and Cane Creek Cascades. The forests are made up of oak and hickory, tulip poplar and hemlock, with wild mountain laurel and rhododendron throughout the park. The 19,000 acres of rugged parkland offers abundant recreational opportunities, including fifty miles of hiking trails, 25 miles of backpacking trails and 20 miles of biking trails. Two naturalists are on duty year round that provide orientation slide shows, cave trips and tours of the park. There are also many special events held in the park each year. An Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is held in April, an Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival in September and a Fall Colors Weekend in October. Fall Creek Falls is also near Highway 27, site of the Annual 450-Mile World's Longest Yard Sale. In addition, the central Cumberland Plateau is known as the "Golf Capital of Tennessee."

Surrounding areas: Pikeville, Tennessee (10.3 mi), Rock Island, Tennessee (16.9 mi), Sparta, Tennessee (19.0 mi), Crossville, Tennessee (26.9 mi), Spring City, Tennessee (27.7 mi), Watts Bar Lake, Tennessee (28.9 mi), Smithville, Tennessee (32.9 mi)

Fall Creek Falls Vacation Rentals

Fall Creek Falls Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Of Mcminnville2545 Sparta StMcminnville, TN21.7 mi.(800) 528-1234
Scottish Inn1105 Sparta RdMcminnville, TN22.6 mi.(931) 473-2181
Americas Best Value Inn7875 Rhea Country HwyDayton, TN22.7 mi.(423) 775-9190
Best Western Dayton7835 Rhea County HwyDayton, TN22.7 mi.(423) 775-6560
Holiday Inn Express2650 Rhea County HwyDayton, TN22.7 mi.(423) 570-0080
Best Western Tree City Inn809 Sparta StMC Minnville, TN22.9 mi.(931) 473-2159
America's Best Value Inn508 Sunnyside HtsMC Minnville, TN24.3 mi.(931) 474-2570
Americas Best Value Inn3380 N Main StCrossville, TN26.9 mi.(931) 484-9505
Best Western Leisure InnI-40 @ 127 North Exit 317Crossville, TN26.9 mi.(931) 484-1551
Inn At Thunder HollowRt 9 Sparta Hwy Hwy 70 SCrossville, TN26.9 mi.(931) 484-7190
La Quinta Inn4038 Hwy 127 NCrossville, TN26.9 mi.(931) 456-9338
Ramada Inn-crossville4083 Hwy 127 NCrossville, TN26.9 mi.(931) 484-7581
Villager Lodge714 Main StCrossville, TN26.9 mi.(931) 484-7561
Howard Johnson22500 Rhea City HwySpring City, TN27.8 mi.(423) 365-9191
Comfort Suites2581 E First StCrossville, TN29.2 mi.(931) 707-8638
Super 82543 E First StCrossville, TN29.2 mi.(931) 707-7660

Fall Creek Falls Weather & Climate

The highly varied topography has a significant impact on Tennessee's climate. The landscape varies from gently rolling lowlands in the west, rising to the Highland Rim enclosing the Central Basin and on up to the Cumberland Plateau which tracks northeast-southwest across the state in a belt 30-5- miles wide. The Great Smoky Mountains dominates the eastern portion of the state. The Cumberland Plateau Region averages 50-55 inches of precipitation each year, with the greatest in winter and early spring. Thunderstorm activity can be expected in summer. Average snowfall ranges from 4-6 inches in the south and west, and due to the relatively mild conditions, it rarely persists for more than a few days. Severe weather, such as tornadoes, is rare in Tennessee.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 27°F 5.16 in. -
February 53°F 29°F 4.52 in. -
March 62°F 37°F 5.85 in. -
April 71°F 43°F 4.34 in. -
May 78°F 52°F 5.12 in. -
June 85°F 60°F 4.31 in. -
July 88°F 64°F 4.24 in. -
August 87°F 63°F 3.66 in. -
September 82°F 57°F 4.08 in. -
October 72°F 44°F 3.27 in. -
November 60°F 36°F 4.79 in. -
December 51°F 29°F 5.20 in. -

Fall Creek Falls Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Upper Cumberland Regional airport (SRB) located about 28 miles northwest of Fall Creek Falls in Sparta, Tennessee, Lovell Field (CHA) located approximately 44 miles south of Fall Creek Falls in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Smyrna airport (MQY) located roughly 69 miles northwest of Fall Creek Falls in Smyrna, Tennessee, and finally the Scott Municipal airport (SCX) located around 69 miles northeast of Fall Creek Falls in Oneida, Tennessee.

Fall Creek Falls Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA47.3 mi.
Nashville Valley Amusement ParkNashvilleTN87.1 mi.
Tennessee State FairgroundsNashvilleTN87.1 mi.
Water Parks
Nashville Shores Water ParkNashvilleTN87.1 mi.
Aquatic CenterDecaturAL117.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Fall Creek Falls State Park Golf CoursePikevilleTN10.9 mi.
Sparta Golf & Country ClubSpartaTN18.5 mi.
Smyrna Municipal Golf CourseSmyrnaTN20.0 mi.
Mt Airy Golf & Athletic ClubDunlapTN20.5 mi.
Dayton Golf & Country ClubEvensvilleTN23.9 mi.
Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain State ParkCrossvilleTN26.7 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ClubCrossvilleTN26.7 mi.
River Run Golf CourseCrossvilleTN26.7 mi.
State Parks
Fall Creek Falls State ParkTN1.4 mi. 
Bone Cave State ParkTN13.0 mi. 
Cumberland Mountain State ParkTN25.7 mi. 
Harrison Bay State ParkTN36.8 mi. 
National Knife MuseumChattanoogaTN42.9 mi.(Technology)
Tennessee Valley Railroad MuseumChattanoogaTN42.9 mi.(Technology)
Chattanooga Regional History MuseumChattanoogaTN42.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN42.9 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN42.9 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN83.0 mi.

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