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Im on a phone and dont have a good way to clip but knoxnews.com is reporting that virgin falls has been bought by the state and will become a state park.....

And with that said-----if anyone wants to do a trip there,  id be game....
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Here ya go....

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012....in.aspx


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I wonder if state park status will result in restricting backcountry camping, such as the sites directly across from Virgin Falls. I'll bet that camping by the top of the falls will be prohibited.

Nevertheless, it's probably a good thing that protection of the area's tremendous scenic value and flora/fauna will be ensured. The previous private owners should be commended for their decades of protection and making the area accessible to the public, but with private ownership you never know whose hands it might fall into.


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Another article on the purchase of Virgin Falls:

State Of Tennessee Acquires Virgin Falls
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A link to the Virgin Falls brochure showing the location and other information. The brochure will be updated to show the purchase by the state soon:

Virgin Falls Brochure
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