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Rock Island State Park

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Easy Hiking Trails and Great Photo Opportunities

If you like hiking, water sports, and enjoy nature photography you will not be disappointed. For... read more

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Craig R
Manmade-Natural beauty!!

During 2018 spring season I was on an waterfall exploration spree. I must have seen at least 10... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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“the river”(37 reviews)
“blue hole”(11 reviews)
This park is known for its cascading waterfalls and beautiful water. This park is great for fishing, but it is recommended that swimmers be weary of the dam, and waters of unknown depths due to possible deadly currents. Some of the nicest...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like hiking, water sports, and enjoy nature photography you will not be disappointed. For those who enjoy water sports there is boating, fishing, water skiing and kayaking. This area is rich in history starting with the old Mill to the Great Falls Dam...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 3 days ago

During 2018 spring season I was on an waterfall exploration spree. I must have seen at least 10 waterfalls in Georgia, Tennessee and Smoky moutain area. This got me to Twin falls in Rock Island state park. I came only for this waterfalls from Atlanta...More

Thank MayurHiremath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful natural Tennessee at its best. Great hiking, swimming and fishing. The river is beautiful in this area.

Thank EARHf
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We have camped here several times and we love this park! The hiking trails are wonderful and the waterfalls are beautiful. We have taken our kayaks out for a few adventures too. You can kayak up to a rapid and there is a small waterfall...More

1  Thank christienrandy
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great drive up the country side and amazing waterfall views when we got there, hiking trails, camping and family time, the park rangers were very helpful and attentive.

Thank Janis Q
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Saw multiple waterfalls here. Walked to them, took videos, walked in the creeks, took lots of pictures, saw people swimming in the water holes. So much fun! Very relaxing listening to the water.

Thank tblack00
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We spent 5 days enjoying the Tennessee hills and gorges. The waterfalls along are worth the trip. The campground is clean and well kept with many paved sites and a separate area for tents. The dam that created the water falls is a wonder of...More

2  Thank raja8385
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We camped here for three nights in the main campground. The waterfalls are just amazing and the water so refreshing on a hot and humid day. The hiking is easy to challenging. The campground has paved and mostly level sites. The bathhouse is clean, with...More

Thank Margot S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day at the park. All of the waterfalls are just beautiful. Be sure you take the drive around to the other side of the park to get a good view of Twin Falls. The smaller falls are beautiful but...More

1  Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 26 July 2018

If you like flowing water and rock hopping you'll love this place. You'll need some agility to access the water by walking down a steep set of stairs and carefully walking across some large rocks - but it's really worth the effort. Take a few...More

Thank Scott S
Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words about our terrific staff and the unique water features of our park. We will make sure to pass your comments along. Hope to see you soon!

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Eileen H
2 October 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I did not camp there but there were people camping in RVs. However, if you are staying in the area for several days I would recommend you camp at Fall Creek Falls State Park (roughly 30 miles away) and visit Rock Island in... More
31 August 2018|
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Response from ShawnWilhelm | Reviewed this property |
Yes my little 1 is 5 and she went on most of them with us and there are playgrounds ant the trail heads on some.
Jennifer K
14 August 2018|
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Response from Margot S | Reviewed this property |
A car would be good. No bike trails anywhere.