Ozone Falls is a stunning waterfall located in Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee. The falls are approximately 110 feet tall and plunge into a deep pool surrounded by forest and wildlife. Visitors can access the falls via an easy .5 mile trail that leads to the base of the fall or take an optional 2 mile loop around the mountain for more spectacular views of Ozone Falls and its surroundings.
Details about Ozone Falls
The area surrounding Ozone Falls is rich with wildlife including deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, and even black bears. During summer months visitors can enjoy the large swimming hole and waters of the pool below Ozone Fall’s cascading waterflow.
The history behind Ozone Falls dates back to 1868 when local landowner Thomas McFarland discovered it while out hunting on his property known as “McFarlane’s Glade” (now part of Cumberland Mountain State Park). Legend has it that he named it after a nearby community called “Ozones Station” which was established in 1850 by settlers who chose to live near landmark. Today, visitors from all over the United States come to admire this incredible waterfall in Tennessee’s beautiful Cumberland Mountains!
Directions to Ozone Falls
Address: 24 Office Drive, Crossville, Tennessee 38555
To get to Ozone Falls from Crossville: Map
1. Take I-40 W toward Knoxville for about 12 miles
2. Take exit 317 onto US-70 N/TN-101 N toward Crab Orchard/Jamestown for about 8 miles
3. Turn left onto TN-298 for 1 mile (you will see signs for Cumberland Mountain State Park)
4. Turn right onto Lake Road and follow it through the park until you reach Ozone Falls Parking Area on your right
5. There are two short trails that lead you down to the falls which can be seen from the parking area as well!