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Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s largest and most visited park. It encompasses more than 26,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Visitors have a long outdoor to-do list. The waterfall, which the park is named after, stands at 256 feet and is one of the tallest in the eastern U.S. Within the park’s perimeters you’ll find three more impressive falls, more than 34 miles of hiking trails amid hardwood forests you can explore on foot or on horseback, an interactive nature center, and an 18-hole golf course. Overnight visitors can book a room in the Fall Creek Falls Inn and more adventurous travelers can take advantage of the park’s cabins and campsites. For those who really like to rough it, backcountry camping is also available with a permit.