Fishermen will find outstanding opportunities within Fall Creek Falls State Park. Fall Creek Lake is home to the state record catches of two species, channel catfish and bream, and the streams in the park also are good for fishing. Canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats with electric motors may be rented at the boat dock. Privately-owned boats are not allowed, but anglers may bring their own electric motors for the rental boats.
A special lake-fishing permit is required along with the applicable Tennessee license.
There are 10 short hiking trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park, ranging in length from .2 to 4.4 miles, and also two longer overnight trails, 12 and 13 miles long. At least three of the hiking trails cross swinging bridges as the one pictured here. The short trails are rated from easy to difficult, and the overnight trails are rated hard and moderate. A permit is required for to camp along the overnight trails.
There are also 6 trails in the park designated as bike trails. Three of these are wheelchair accessible, and the others are more difficult, rated for experienced mountain bike riders. All of the bike trails may also be used by hikers.