Foster Falls TVA Campground and Small Wild Area
Experience and enjoy one of the most scenic, wildest areas in Tennessee with a visit to the Foster Falls Recreation Area. Operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and located near Tracy City, Tennessee, this recreation area provides a safe, and beautiful base for exploring the south end of the Cumberland Plateau.
Foster Falls is a spectacular 60-foot waterfall plunging into a deep pool in the center of the 178-acre TVA Small Wild Area. Mountain laurel, azaleas, and hemlocks growing above the falls, along the sandstone overlook, and in the gorge below add to the beauty of this area. An easy hike will take you to the top of the falls. From there a trail will take you over the river on a suspension bridge to the base of the falls for a delightful view and experience.
Situated on a level, wooded tract near Foster Falls, the Campground has an on-site manager (who can be contacted at 423-942-5759), 26 campsites, including a handicapped-accessible site; restrooms with heated showers and flush toilets, picnic tables and grills, and a group pavilion available by reservation, toll-free number (866) 494-7186. Amenities include six tables that will seat 75 people, one large charcoal grill and two small grills, water furnished, handicapped-accessibility, paved parking lot, restrooms nearby. Fee $17 per night, open early April to mid-November. For more information visit http://www.tva.gov/river/recreation/camping.htm.
Link to the Fiery Gizzard Trail Map located in the State Natural Area: http://www.tva.com/river/recreation/dispersed/trail_maps/fiery_gizzard_trail_map.pdf
Trail Distance: A new handicapped-accessible trail from the campground to an overlook has been added.
Directions: From Chattanooga, Tennessee, take I-24 West, over Nickajack Reservoir toward Jasper. Exit onto TN 28, and enter the town of Jasper. Follow signs for TN150/US41 toward Tracy City. Follow TN 150 to the top of the plateau, pass the Mountain Mart on the left, and proceed for three miles to the Foster Falls entrance on the left. From Tracy City, Tennessee, go five miles east on Highway 150/US 41 to the pavilion.
Address: 498 Foster Road, Sequatchie, TN 37374
TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices. For for more information, please visit the Leave No Trace web page at http://lnt.org/.
Pets welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.