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10 of the best state parks in America

By: Josh Lew on Feb. 11, 2014, 9:32 a.m.
Fall Creek Falls State Park waterfall

Photo: Michael Hicks/flickr

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

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.