Fall Creek Falls State Park officially opened its new $40 million pavilion this month with a ceremony led by Governor Bill Lee. When fully open, the lodge will offer 85 rooms, conference space and a restaurant and lounge. A limited number of rooms are currently available and the restaurant is open with limited hours and menu. No date is currently set for the lodge to fully open, Kim Schofinski said., Deputy Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The rooms, as well as an outdoor pool, overlook the Fall Creek Falls lake, and all rooms have balconies with lake views. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining space by the lake. For more information on booking rooms, click here.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the largest and most visited state parks in Tennessee. One hour from Chattanooga and less than two hours from Knoxville, the park spans over 29,800 acres on the Cumberland Plateau. It features towering waterfalls, spectacular viewpoints, 30 cabins and 222 campsites, as well as backcountry camping. Over 56 miles of trails are accessible.
Last year, the park opened a $2.7 million, 4,800 square foot park. visitor center as part of the $184 million investment in Tennessee State Parks. And the Fall Creek Falls Nature Center offers hands-on environmental education through a variety of naturalist-led programs. The park also includes the Fall Creek Falls Golf Course and the Canopy Challenge course, featuring swings and ziplines. Paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent.
Governor Lee called the new lodge “an example of why Tennessee has one of the best state park systems in America. We look forward to welcoming the many visitors who will stay at the lodge and continue to make Fall Creek Falls State Park a year-round destination.