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“Waterfalls yo!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Island State Park

Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
931-686-2471
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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“Waterfalls yo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the coolest places I've ever been. If you're into hiking and nature you have to check this place out. It's out in the middle of nowhere,but its worth the trip. Waterfalls yo!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“In the Shadow of Fall Creek Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Rock Island State Park is a realitively short drive from Fall Creek Falls, a well know park in eastern Tennessee. Having been to both now, I wish I had known about Rock Island long ago. Located in a fairly remote part of Tenessee, just the drive there is of interest. The town of Rock Island is, in and of itself worth some time. The park is on both sides of the Caney Fork River, the main area being on the south (?) side. Approaching the park, one passes Great Falls Lake and the Great Falls Dam. Just prior to the actual park entrance one is surprised to see a large three story building, a cotton mill from the mid 1800's. Unfortunately, it is not open to the public. A stop here is worth the time. The park itself is very nice with many facilities to include RV sites and tent camping with close access to several trails and the river. Great staff, too. To see the Twin Falls, one must return to the main highway (136), cross the river and then turn left and drive about 2+/- miles to the overlook. Well worth the time. An interesting fall as the water appears to come out of the rock face rather than over. If in the area, don't miss it. And bring your photo gear!!!!! A full day could be spent what with the sights and trails. I will return.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

My entire family decided to take a trip out to Rock Island State Park and we spent all day here. It was gorgeous and not too difficult to get down to the magical atmosphere!

Visited October 2012
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Byrdstown, TN
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“absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

one of the most spectacular sets of waterfalls. a whole wall of falls almost as far as the eye can see. you can swim across to the falls. only downside is the trash that washes up on the rocks.

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful Park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We do not camp there anymore due to the fact they do not maintain campsites to keep tree limbs from damaging more modern campers and the pavements at campsites are too narrow for up to date campers. When you step out of camper there is severe danger of breaking ankle or leg by stepping off pavement.

Visited October 2012
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