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Rock Island State Park

82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

My preteens loved jumping in the river from the numerous rock ledges. I wish there were more picnic areas because the place was packed on the day we went. the staff in the office were very friendly and helpful

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Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved hiking & crawling around on the rocks to see some beautiful views. If we would have been a little warmer we would have gotten in the water in a few different places too!

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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great park with easy and short or longer hikes well marked. Beach area. Mtn bike trails. Too spread out and hilly for street bikes. Enough to do for a day trip or overnight. Pretty camp grounds as well.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the best state park we have ever been to! I have never seen anything like it before! It is amazing! There are waterfalls everywhere and cliff diving. The water is beautiful. Lots to do here!

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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow! Amazing nature! All these wonderful waterfalls and the twin falls are topping every waterfall off! Powerful gorgeous enormous and stunning! Beautiful trails! Thought I'm in Italy or in a fairy tale! Some trails can be a bit difficult to hike though but we loved everything! And all for free!!! Thank you Tennessee! One happy family!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Rock Island is an awesome place to go visit! Especially if you are wanting to go camping for the weekend or go visit a BEACH in Tennessee. Yes, a beach. The water was very warm on the beach too. My entire family went for a swim and loved it! Up the river a little ways there are tons of huge... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a great park, but sadly we didn't get to explore it as much as I had wanted to, as it was our first time there and was not sure what to expect. First of all the falls are just absolutely beautiful, that was my favorite part of course. There are hiking trails and a beach area where you... More

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Tampa, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you drive up to the overlook for the falls it is a beautiful scene. Fortunately we did this as an after thought because the park itself, while pretty, had little to offer. We wanted to swim however the beach area for swimming was cluttered with garbage and the water did not look very inviting. It was empty as we... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We didn't explore the whole park but ventured the trail to the water. It was absolutely beautifully and peaceful. We will definitely be back to check it all out.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The tent campsites at this park are great. Each site is a good size with the standard features, including water, electric hookups, lantern hooks, tables, fire pits, and grills. The sites were flat, most were fairly well shaded, and the site was clean. The women's bathroom was clean and well kept. They always had soap and tp. My husband reported... More

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