Grand Opening of Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park
State officials recently celebrated the grand opening of the Lodge at Fall Creek Falls, a $40.4 million, 85-room hotel with conference space and a full-service restaurant and lounge at Fall Creek Falls State Park, located near Sparta in Van Burren County. The lodge is built to be an ideal destination for individuals, families, groups and conferences looking for escapes in a natural setting. The guest rooms overlook Fall Creek Falls Lake and have a variety of sizes. All rooms feature balconies with views of the lake. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor lakeside dining with a total dining capacity of 174 people. Conference and meeting spaces are available inside the lodge and at several locations throughout the park. The park last year opened a $2.7 million, 4,800 sq.-ft. visitors center as part of the $184 million in investment in capital projects in state parks across Tennessee made possible by the legislature.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks with its towering waterfalls and spectacular overlooks. The park, one hour from Chattanooga and less than two hours from Nashville and Knoxville, encompasses more than 29,800 acres on the Cumberland Plateau. It features 30 cabins and 222 campsites, as well as backcountry camping. More than 56 miles of trails can be explored.