Tennessee State Parks Open ZIPStream Fall Creek Falls

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tennessee State Parks, ArborTrek Canopy Adventures and Adventure Guild, LLC held the grand opening of ZIPStream Fall Creek Falls last Friday at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

The aerial adventure park is open to the public daily during the summer season and on weekends in the spring and fall. The 2.5-hour, self-guided experience allows visitors to explore the course at their own pace. Six routes are available, each consisting of eight to 13 elements and graded from easy to extreme, reaching heights of 40 feet. The park accommodates a diverse demographic with opportunities suitable for children as young as four as well as active seniors.

"ZipStream Falls Creek Falls provides a great way to be active and have fun,” Tennessee State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “There are several courses to choose from that match up with your level of ability and your sense of adventure."

The course incorporates a new system, which ensures 100% connectivity to the flexible lifelines that run above the elements. Certified guides are present to provide instruction, encouragement and assistance. For more information about ZIPStream Fall Creek Falls, visit www.tnstateparks.comhttp://www.zipstreamfallcreekfalls.com/ or call 615 499-5779.

Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most popular parks in Tennessee, with its beautiful waterfalls, tremendous gorges, striking bluffs and overlooks and dense forest. The park includes 238 modern campsites, a 144-room Inn and conference center, 30 cabins and an award-winning golf course. Readers of “Better Homes and Gardens” and “Southern Living” have voted Fall Creek Falls as one of the most popular family destinations. The park is located on the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Knoxville, about 65 miles north of Chattanooga. For more information, visit http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fall-creek-falls.

Tennessee’s 55 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit http://tnstateparks.com/ or connect via Facebook or Twitter.

 


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