Fall Creek Falls State Park's new $2.7 million visitor center opens

Photo contributed by Tennessee State Parks / The new Visitors Center at Fall Creek Falls State Park was opened Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by Tennessee Speaker of House Cameron Sexton, Sen. Janice Bowling and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Jim Bryson.

A new, $2.7 million visitors center at Fall Creek Falls State Park on the Bledsoe-Van Buren county line was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

"This is a special day for Fall Creek Falls and our parks system," Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Jim Bryson said Friday. "This facility enhances Fall Creek Falls as one of our most prestigious state parks, and we look forward to its role in bolstering the park and the community."

The new center is part of more than $40 million in major updates at the remote park atop the Cumberland Plateau between the towns of Pikeville and Spencer. The new building stands at 2009 Village Camp Road in the center of the park, where most of the visitor facilities on the east side of Fall Creek Falls Lake are located.