Fall Creek Falls State Park

     


Pikeville, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 881-5298

Sites: 258
Recent Rate: $25 9/2014


Latitude: 35.6554830135432
Longitude: -85.3569030761719

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 21
  • Good 22
  • Average 8
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

53 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Stu & Gerri

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked the campground overall but had a problem with our site (A15). It was going against the flow of the road and took us almost an hour to get in. We noticed that other big rigs had the same problem in section A. Section B looks a lot better for our 36' RV. CG was very busy but didn't feel like you were crammed in, lots of room. We will go back! We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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DanaMc

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

If you travel I-40 to Cookville or Crossville getting to Fall Creek Falls SP, take Hwy 101 to get south rather than Hwy 127. Hwy 127 is EXTREMELY twisty with tight hairpin turns. Also pack what you need for your stay. No box stores nearby. Fall Creek Falls State Park is a terrific place to get away from the outside world. No TV. No Wi-Fi. Cell service is spotty. But there is so much to do right there. Chattanooga is an easy day trip to Ruby Falls, Inclined Railway, and/or Rock City to name a few great sites. Bring your bicycle to ride miles of paved roads. Great, friendly staff. A very special place. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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linnemj

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We give the campground itself a 6 while the park deserves a 9. There are 5 loops in the camping area and they vary in quality. Sites are close together in most areas with little privacy. Most of the sites are un-level and have front to back sloping. Avoid loop C where sites are very small and on top of one another. There are some nice tent sites (including park and walk in). Bathrooms are typical state facilities. The park is TN's largest and offers wonderful hiking opportunities. It has great creek swimming near the nature center as well as a pool. It is very scenic with multiple creeks and waterfalls. Park is heavily used. Reservations suggested in the summer. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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tncampin family

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed our stay. Rated higher than likely should have due to natural beauty of area. Staff present was friendly and helpful which was improvement over last visit few years ago. Area relatively clean but facilities still need some attention/maint. Enjoyed the falls and trails/swimming holes. Campground areas fairly well maintained, did have good cell service and even internet thru Verizon but no TV reception (which is good thing). Well stocked store on site, plenty of activities. Even used laundry which was very reasonably priced. Will go back ! We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Jandj1026

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful Campground! Some of the sites are difficult to get in to if you have a larger RV. Ours is 33ft. and took a few tries. Plenty to do in the park as it has abundant facilities. A store that has everything from food to camper supplies. Enter park using south entrance; much easier for RV's. Don't use TN30 if coming from I 40. That takes you to the North entrance. Keep going on 111 to get to the South entrance. Deer are all over the campground and aren't shy. Lots to do with hiking, tennis, pools, biking, and the scenery in the park is beautiful. Reminds us of the Smokies. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ChuckP

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

After camping, for the first time at FALL CREEK FALLS, I have come away with a few thoughts. There is a lot to see and do around this state park. On your first visit you can stay busy with short or long hikes, lots of sight seeing. It really is a beautiful park. I heard good reviews on the restaurant at Fall Creek Falls, especially the dinner buffets. In my opinion it's just OK. They no longer offer crab legs on the buffet every Friday. When I was there they had prime rib (I've had better), fish, shrimp, frog legs, chicken, ribs (very tough) etc etc on the buffet. I didn't think it was great, and at $18.95, not sure I would order it again. The campgrounds are very woodsy (I like that).. but several sites are close together. Tight turns, small roads and campers crammed up against each other. Some are paved sites, most gravel or dirt. I drove through all the campgrounds, in the park, and found several great sites. So the key here is to visit the park and pick out the sites you like best before you reserve. My site, D190, was not one I would camp in again. Not sure I will return to FALL CREEK FALLS very soon. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Mayonnaise Farmer

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, the park was enjoyable. The trails were in good shape and like the namesake of the park, there are many waterfalls. Other notable features of the park are an Inn and golf course. The Inn is a bit dated, but it has a restaurant buffet several other campers were favorably recommending. Having eaten at other State Park restaurants, I was a bit skeptical. To my surprise and enjoyment the buffet was quite good and reasonably priced at $9.95. I also enjoyed the golf course, but there were many leaves on the course due to the time of year. Still, I think the course could have been a little bit better maintained. I lost a few balls in the middle of the fairway due to the excessive leaves. We did not use the restrooms or shower house, but they looked in good order. Be careful when reserving on line. Our site said it was level, but it was definitely not. We were able to level out, so no big deal. We camped here in a 42 ft 5th wheel. In general, the park would have rated higher if more effort was given to improving the overall appearance of the park. With that being said, we would definitely camp here again. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Farmerjon

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest state park we've ever been in. This is a fantastic park with lots to do and see. We are definitely returning to this park. Facilities, sights, rangers, etc. All get a 10. If you just have to have TV, Wi-Fi, and cell phones, you may not agree because that's not available. This is a state park with plenty of more interesting things to do than watch a TV, talk on a phone, or play video games. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Truck Camper.

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User294

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located within a very nice state park with waterfalls, hiking trails, restaurant, inn & other amenities within a short drive. We ate at the restaurant once. Food was served buffet-style & it was just OK. I would not eat there again. We stayed in loop B, which is shaded and hilly. Most sites required leveling blocks. The bath house is very dated (broken tiles, etc.) but well-equipped. The shower stalls are huge (about 3'x6') with plenty of hot water & a roomy dressing area. The bath house was cleaned daily. It was easy to get lost walking around the loop, as there are small loops within loop B. We saw numerous deer walking through the campground. They did not approach us but were clearly not afraid. There were also skunk & raccoon sightings. I would have rated the campground higher if the sites were more level & the bath house was updated. All things considered, this is a fun place to visit & I would go there again. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Willa

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was beautiful and well maintained as was the campground. Large roomy campsites. We stayed in B-143 which we reserved online thinking it was level (according to the website), but it was slanted enough that the front of the travel trailer tongue was all the way on the ground. We had water, electric, and sewer. No cable, internet, or Wi-Fi and very limited 3G on our AT&T phone. Another person had Verizon service and had no coverage at all. There is plenty to do within the park having beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails, biking trails and a pool. There is a camp store, a laundry facility, and a snack bar, as well as a nice restaurant that has a fabulous breakfast and lunch buffet. They also have a dinner buffet, but we didn't eat there for dinner. I would have given this campground a 10 if it had better cell phone coverage for emergency contacts. Be sure to fill up your gas tank before you get there because this park is 20 miles from the nearest town and you will be doing plenty of driving to see everything the park has to offer, and that's in addition to the hiking trails. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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WrongWayRandall

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for two nights and had an excellent time! The park is obviously popular, and we found most all of the sites were booked once we arrived (we made reservations and about 65% of the spots were booked one month ahead of our visit.) The park staff were very courteous and all facilities we used were clean and well cared for. The power pedestal was a standard type, in good condition, and our’s had no issues at all. There was heavy tree cover over the entire loop where we stayed (Loop E – 222) and the parking pad (gravel and grass) was completely level despite the rolling terrain in the campground area. There was a great deal of open space around our site, which would have allowed for just about any sized awning or temporary structure to be setup. We had a standard picnic-type charcoal grill, which was nice, that was in good shape, even if it was a bit full of ashes. The bathrooms were very clean and in older, but perfectly good condition, had a good number of facilities so that even with the loop fully populated there was no waiting. An especially nice thing that they had in our loop was a dish-washing sink that the camp host maintained (he was located in our loop and was a very kindly older gentleman.) He took great care to make sure that people did not wash their dishes in the lavatories and clog them up, even going so far as to provide a scouring pad for those without their own (we passed, but it was nice of him to keep one handy.) The park office sold wood but we did not purchase any so I’m not sure how much they charged per bundle. The park roads were all well maintained, but somewhat heavily traveled at all hours, and the staff were all friendly and courteous at all times. We only saw trash on the ground on one of the more obscure trails while we were there – the rest of the park was pristine as far as that goes. There were deer - everywhere - in the park the whole time we were there. There is a large conference center on site, which hosts a nice gift shop and a buffet (all three meals!) if you want a break from camp cooking. We ate at the dinner buffet and enjoyed it greatly. The trails were fairly well marked and there was plenty to do in the park. We were there for two nights and were able to hike all the trails, see four huge waterfalls and do a lot of wildlife viewing. There is also an exceptionally nice nature center that has a good selection of books, pamphlets, exhibits, etc. that is worth a visit. We put this park on our “must visit again” list and would recommend it to anyone. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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GoneRVn

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent the weekend at Fall Creek Falls. The campground has many level sites. If you make a reservation online, one can view a picture of the site to get an idea of how level the site. The park is a great place in the middle of Tennessee. Fall Creek Falls overlook is a very short walk to see the falls. Deer ran all over the park. The only TV channel we could pick up was a PBS station. We had no signal on our ATT cellphone. This is a great park. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jubilee32

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

There is something for everyone at FCF. We happened to be there for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Hikes were available for all ages and physical capabilities. All the staff were quite friendly and made an effort to make the stay better. My Mother-in-law stayed in the lodge and had a fine time. We stayed in CG - B. Our particular lot was not very level, but it was large and clean and well maintained. Cut firewood was available on the ground and split wood was available at the ranger station ($3.50). Food was good at the Lodge - Sunday brunch buffet. Not fancy but quite affordable. Manager did a good job of making Gluten Free food available for our grandson. The park is beautiful. It is well kept and has lots to do. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bird-Freak

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with great views of everything. Deer everywhere and some great swimming holes. Sites were not as level as I would like but were workable. Lots of hiking trails and some nice swinging bridges. Will go back with out doubt! We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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chuckroder

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was not what we were expecting. We stayed a week here (Sunday - Friday) in a reserved site (#93 in loop B). Our site was reasonably level, as were the ones close by. Campground is nice, but some sites can be very unlevel, be prepared. Trash can at each site, picked up daily. Most sites have picnic tables that cannot be moved. Be aware when positioning your unit/awning. It looks like all the bath houses except the one closest to us have been updated and kept clean. The B3 bath house is in poor repair and not cleaned well. Verizon cell service is one bar, at best. Wi-Fi is available only at the lodge. TV stations limited to PBS. The park does not charge an entrance fee. This is the first state park we have visited that did not charge a fee. The lack of a fee is obvious in the upkeep of the park. Overall, this is a poorly maintained park. Many of the facilities are in poor repair and not kept clean. The pool is nice, and in good condition, but check at the pool ticket booth for days of operation. It seems to change randomly and not posted anywhere else in the park. The lifeguards at the pool pay more attention to their friends hanging out and playing around than to the swimmers. They were so bad; I felt I had to make a formal complaint to the park office. We hiked on most of the trails in the park, and all had trash on the ground. I don't remember ever being in a state/federal park that was as poorly kept as this one. Other than the campground, there are very few trash cans throughout the park. Posted hours of operation for some services are not followed. The river swimming area can be dangerous. The concrete at the swim area and short dam is falling apart. There are many areas of exposed rusty metal rebar and reinforcing wire. We saw park staff driving around, but only once did we see a ranged outside, not in a vehicle. The park is poorly patrolled. Many hazardous rock areas have signs posted to stay off, but this is not enforced. Some observation areas have very poor or no guard rail protection. Common sense must be exercised in these areas. We may return in the future, as the area and scenery is nice. We now know better what to expect. We camped at Fall Creek Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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