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Rock Island State Park

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Address: 82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
Phone Number: 931-686-2471
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Nice quiet campground

We stayed at the rv park for one night on our way to Pennsylvania. We did not have a reservation and the office was closed. The camp host was very helpful and directed us to an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Pawnee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the rv park for one night on our way to Pennsylvania. We did not have a reservation and the office was closed. The camp host was very helpful and directed us to an open site. We stayed in a back-in site that was level, paved, and had water & electric hookups. We were right across from the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Everywhere we went in this park with our dogs was beautiful. The only thing I suggest is to help the yahoos, who have no love for the gorgeous nature around them, by carrying a recyclable bag to pick up after them. We picked up Gatorade, beer,and water bottles. There were 2 diapers on the rocks, as well. At the lake,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Rock Island has a neat little castle near the old mill. I went when there was major flooding, so most of the waterfalls were massive or flooded out. Parking was a little difficult but not too bad. The visitor center had relatively helpful staff.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful Tennessee State Park. Breathtaking scenery, with 4 waterfalls. Hiking to the falls is moderate, but well worth the effort. The campground is quiet, and well maintained. WI-FI is very limited, and we had no cell phone service. Good choices for eating only a short drive away. We will definitely go again, and reservations are recommended.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What you are able to see and do will depend on the water level. Check out the dam if it is open. There are trails on both sides of the river as well as a "beach" and playgrounds.

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Youngstown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

went there on the 4th. had a picnic. the view of the water fall was impaired because of all the rain made the water flow to fast. we could not go swimming. but there are pictures of what it looks like when the water flow is normal. my friends have been there before and saw the beautiful water falls and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited after a week of non stop rain so the river was over flowing the trail to reach the waterfalls was closed because of this, so the closest I could get to the falls was an overlook. Hiked the blue hole trail I was not impressed it was just small waterfalls and a trail that led to the river.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited Rock Island after seeing photos that a friend took the previous weekend. My wife and I love waterfalls and Tennessee has some truly beautiful ones. Rock Island is one of the nicest we've found so far and only an hour and a half out of Nashville where we live. The Great Falls are expansive and cover a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited to hike and see the falls and were very pleased. The falls were amazing. To reach below, be prepared to climb rocks. Certainly worth the climb to feel the water falling down. Make sure you listen for the sirens and evacuate as needed.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We camped in the tent only campground for two nights in June with four adults and one child. We had a great time. The park is gorgeous and well maintained. The campgrounds were clean and spacious. There are events for children through out the day. I didn't expect that! There was so much to do with the hiking, swimming, and... More 

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Address: 82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
Phone Number: 931-686-2471
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Rock Island

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