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Foster Falls

 Tourism–Foster Falls Small Wilds Area

The south entrance to the Fiery Gizzard Trial is the Foster Falls Small Wilds Area. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) owns this area, but the South Cumberland Recreation Area manages the 550 acres of Foster Falls.

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Foster Falls has become a world-class destination for sport rock climbing. The falls, which lend their name to the area, still dominate the landscape. The 60 foot drop marks the southern end of the Fiery Gizzard Trail, and remains a popular spot for people to view and relax from the strains of life.

The Foster Falls Area offers restrooms, a picnic pavilion, and a wooded picnic area. It also offers a camping area for overnight visitors from April through October. A resident manager employed by TVA manages these facilities.