Fall Creek Falls State Park - Swim near Pikeville, Tennessee
35.66277, -85.34472
10.1 miles NW of Pikeville, Tennessee
GPS: 35°39'46.0"N 85°20'41.0"W
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State: Tennessee


Fall Creek Falls State Park embraces a large, beautifully wooded area of the Cumberland Plateau, crossed by several creeks and falls. There are several places to swim -...Courtesy of swimmingholes.org

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From Pikeville, Tennessee

  1. Head west on Cumberland Ave toward Main St (98 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Main St (0.7 mi)
  3. Turn right onto US-127 N/Main St
    Continue to follow US-127 N
    (0.1 mi)
  4. Turn left onto TN-30 W
    Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
    (12.0 mi)
  5. Turn left onto TN-284 W
    Destination will be on the left
    (3.4 mi)

From Pikeville (on RT 127 south of Crossville) take RT 30 west to signs for the park. Swimming places are:

CANE CREEK CASCADES [CANC]: A swimming place which is located behind the nature center, and maybe 500 to 600 feet upstream from Cane Creek Falls. PHOTO . LAT, LON lat=35.66277, lon= -85.34472 (source: map ) (accuracy: general) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.

CANE CREEK FALLS [CANF]: Here is how a visitor describes the pool below Cane Creek Falls: "The real, and I mean real fantastic, hole is right below the falls itself. It is a huge swimming area with rocks to jump from, deep water and you can swim under the double falls. the most interesting thing about this hole is the trail down to it. the only way to it is down the steep canyon so the park installed a steel cable down the side of a cliff with a warning sign that the trail is very difficult and people with impaired heath should not attempt it. believe me it is quite a descent as you literally have to rappel your way down. however this did not seem to deter the many people who were down there swimming including me and a friend. it is well worth the climb and the ascent is not as bad as long as you hold onto the cable." Follow signs to get here. PHOTO 1 , PHOTO 2 , PHOTO 3. LAT, LON lat=35.66303, lon= -85.34950 (source: map ) (accuracy: exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.

FALL CREEK FALLS [FALC]: The main falls, where it is possible to swim in a large, deep pool at the bottom but it can be very windy and cool and high currents (sometimes) so it is not very inviting. Follow signs to get here. PHOTO 1 , PHOTO 2. LAT, LON lat=35.66807, lon= -85.35424 (source: map ) (accuracy: exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.

CANE CREEK OTHER [CANO]: There are several other swimming places on Cane Creek, depending on water level. I don't have good directions to these. One is at a picnic area with large parking lots. LAT, LON lat=35.67082, lon= -85.35471 (source: map ) (accuracy: general) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Courtesy of swimmingholes.org

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