The Tennessee State Parks system is expanding.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in Van Buren and Bledsoe counties. It encompasses more than 26,000 acres across the Cumberland Plateau.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has announced the park system is adding the Beecher Wallace Homestead to Fall Creek Falls State Park.
The historic property is around 20 miles north of Fall Creek Falls State Park. The homestead addition is located on the southern end of Dog Cove and features a barn, sheds and a farmhouse originally constructed in the late 1800s.
“Here you’ll find caves, sinks, seeps, creeks and bluffs that all provide tremendous scenic and biological diversity,” said Tennessee State Parks’ Stuart Carroll, a park manager who oversees Lost Creek and Virgin Falls State Natural Areas in addition to Dog Cove. “This homestead will also give visitors a glimpse into the pioneer life of the late 1800s.”
The 4.8-acre homestead will be managed by park staff and open to the public. It will also serve as a connection point for visitors to the Cumberland Plateau.