SPENCER – An Upper Cumberland park has been named among the best in America.
Fall Creek Falls, which covers more than 26,000 acres in Van Buren and Bledsoe counties, was included in a list of “10 of the best state parks in America” by Mother Nature Network, an environmental and social responsibility online network.
Here’s what the website had to say: “Located on the top of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, the 26,000 acres of Fall Creek Falls State Park are quite beautiful. Named after the impressive 256-foot waterfall that is its most popular attraction, the park also boasts extensive hardwood forests, numerous cascades, and a remarkable network of hiking trails. Though most visitors come to Fall Creek Falls only for a waterfall photo-op, you can easily get a backcountry camping permit (or stay in a park cabin or even the onsite inn) and explore the 34 miles of trails on foot or on horseback.”
Also included were Alaska’s Chugach State Park, Tallulah Gorge in Georgia and Itasca State Park in northeastern Minnesota, among others. Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s largest and most visited state park. For more information, call (423) 881-5298.