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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
Phone Number: 9312613471
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beauty,water,what more to ask for? lovely falls to look atfrom bottom up.picnicing,swimming.good summer cool off

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Nancy C
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

beauty,water,what more to ask for? lovely falls to look atfrom bottom up.picnicing,swimming.good summer cool off

Thank Nancy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a tour of TN State Parks last August, and Cummins Falls was on our list. The hike does get steep at some point, because you have to get down to the riverbed, then you walk the river up to the falls. We went there on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and we were amazed how many families with kids... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was always fun but inaccessible to most until recent conversion to a state owned area. It's very nice for a hike and waterfall view. One can swim here but it can be dangerous and drownings have occured. It is like the old swimming hole of bygone days. In some ways it is not as exciting now that the... More 

1 Thank MasterPip
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

First of many water falls here in TN that I visited this year with my children! Well worth the hike through the river bed! Gorgeous day trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My family used to go swimming here before it was a Tennessee State Park. It is still a great place to swim. You can stand in the waterfall. But be cautious, the rock can be very slippery. I recommend this as a place to visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing park. The falls are beautiful, and the hiking is amazing. The Cumminses are so sweet, and I'm so very pleased with their property being protected as a state park. Love it!

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My family is from Tennessee, but I had no idea of how many beautiful waterfalls there are in this area. Our event planners supplied us with a guidebook and we spent a full day just sight seeing while we attended a motorcycle rally.

Thank chiefwing
Talbott, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Like many others, I used to come here before it was a state park. It has 3 main trails that can be looped together. The waterfall is spectacular. It's the 8th largest in TN by volume. The smaller falls and pool of water make arguably the best natural swimming hole in the state. Take the downstream trail if you want... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The hike to the bottom of the falls is along a crystal clear creek. We enjoyed looking for the fish in the deeper sections of the creek and walking next to high cliffs. This park is a must see for waterfall chasers.

Thank marquiseplayer
Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It's a fun hike and a good swimming hole. it was pretty crowded, which was the only negative. Bring backpacks with water and snacks (and empty plastic bags to put the trash in!!! Leave no trace!) and wear footwear appropriate for hiking and getting wet. The rocks you have to hike on are VERY slippery. Very young children would not... More 

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