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Fall Creek Falls State Park recognized as one of nation’s best state parks, ranks in Top 10 of USA Today and 10 Best Reader’s Choice Poll

Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

Swinging bridge at Fall Creek Falls along one of the many hiking trails. (Fall Creek Falls Photo)

Swinging bridge at Fall Creek Falls along one of the many hiking trails. (Fall Creek Falls Photo)

NASHVILLE – Fall Creek Falls State Park received national recognition this past week, placing in the top ten of the reader’s choice contest sponsored by USA Today and 10Best. Readers voted the park the sixth Best State Park.

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts were chosen based on their extensive expertise in American travel and state parks.

“We are honored that the readers of USA Today and 10Best recognized Fall Creek Falls State Park as one of the best state parks in the country,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill. “Tennesseans are already aware of what a jewel this park is and now the rest of the country will. >From majestic waterfalls to beautiful bluffs and overlooks to an 18-hole golf course and outdoor adventure park, Fall Creek Falls is a must-see park.”

Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s largest and most visited state park, with its beautiful waterfalls, cascades, tremendous gorges, striking bluffs and overlooks and dense forest. The park includes 222 campsites, a 145-room Inn and conference center, 30 cabins and an award-winning golf course. Readers of “Better Homes and Gardens” and “Southern Living” have voted Fall Creek Falls as one of the most popular family destinations. The park is located on the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Knoxville, about 65 miles north of Chattanooga. For more information, visit

Tennessee’s 56 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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