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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 Campground

We spent 5 nights at the campground. If you are looking for a place to go to enjoy nature this is it. Every morning a couple of squirrels came & eat peanuts by our chairs. We did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Crossville, Tennessee
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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spent 5 nights at the campground. If you are looking for a place to go to enjoy nature this is it. Every morning a couple of squirrels came & eat peanuts by our chairs. We did some hiking and bike riding. Enjoyed just sitting and watching the waterfalls,absolutely beautiful. This was a mini vacation to just sit back and... More 

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Sparta, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rock Island is truly a must see! The park is has overlooks that are breath taking, waterfalls, deep pools, hiking, fishing, boating and even kayaking! There are picnic areas, cabins and a campground area as well. Take a trip to White County and see Rock Island.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It took two ferries to get here, but it was definitely worth it! It's not often I am able to find places that are secluded and don't allow cars (or even bikes in this case!) I came here just out of curiosity and my mom and I went on the short 1.5 mile hike from the ferry port to the... More 

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Kissimmee, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We camped in the tent-only section of Rock Island State Park. The campsites are unpaved, muddy, and poorly maintained. It felt like camping in someone's backyard. The bathrooms are especially disgusting - we camp often and are very familiar with "rustic"-style camping bathrooms. However, this felt more like a third-world restroom. There were dead spiders all over the walls, hornet's... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We wanted to check out some of the Tennessee waterfalls and this was worth the trip. The teen kids felt this was the best part of our trip. We were not prepared for walking down to the swimming hole but we have already made our reservations for next year. We will be staying at one of the cabins at the... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was so excited to take my children back to a place I played at as a child. I was very disappointed. The camping facilities were fine, however, the "beach swimming area" was a disgrace. This had not been maintained and you could have walked across the river on all the logs in the water. If you are into hiking... More 

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Pawnee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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