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Rock Island State Park

82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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My Favorite Park to explore

We love Rock Island State Park. Always a place we take friends or family when they come to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cookeville, Tennessee

Rock Island is number 11 on my list of Tennessee state parks to hike. I did the Collins River Trail... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We love Rock Island State Park. Always a place we take friends or family when they come to visit. You can hike, explore and never get bored or see the same thing twice.

Thank XploitLife
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rock Island is number 11 on my list of Tennessee state parks to hike. I did the Collins River Trail and it was a good workout for me as well as being pretty and peaceful (except for some noise from road and boats). I highly...More

Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had an hour or so to visit this beautiful state park so we quickly went to Twin Falls and Great Falls. Received great directions from the park staff and really enjoyed our quick stop here on our way home to SC. You could...More

Thank Annissa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Rock Island State Park with our family including grandparents and little kids. We hiked the Downstream Trail and the Collins River loop and both were very doable for even couch potato-ish people. :) The area was beautiful and the downstream trail had...More

Thank TripMomof1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river, the hikes, the trees are simply amazing. I'm from Vancouver, one of the most beautiful places in the world but there is a certain wild charm to Rock Island. Highly recommend visiting.

1  Thank prasad936
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved every bit of Rock Island. As a female camping/hiking alone, I never once felt unsafe. The campgrounds were clean and the trails were all well marked. Even with some of the trails closed there was still plenty to do. The downstream trail (by...More

2  Thank Traci B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Visited the state park to see the waterfalls. Had an amazing time walking/scrambling along the trails to see each of the falls and the old cotton mill. So much to see and do. Well worth a visit.

Thank christine s
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were only on the island, all of which comprises Rock Island State Park, two hours, but that was enough to hike to the lighthouse, 1.25 miles away from the ferry landing. The trail is mostly uphill on the walk to the lighthouse, but with...More

Thank JanetE105
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous waterfalls. Check out Twin falls on Powerhouse Rd. Definitely worth going. Swimming area was nice and clean.

Thank Kassd56
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Incredible waterfalls. Take the time to drive around to Powerhouse Road as the bridge over the dam is closed. You get a much closer look at Twin Falls. Looks like something you would see in Africa. I had no idea there are falls like this...More

1  Thank jhvcpa
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Amber B
17 June 2017|
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Response from Sally S | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely
26 May 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Opening the spillway is a seasonal thing and probably non forecastable. Perhaps the park office can better advise. I would think the picnic / swimming area would not be affected. Do bring your own lawn chairs; no seating... More
4 April 2017|
Response from catmalways4ever | Reviewed this property |
not sure. but i do know they have camping on the park grounds.